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Almagro replaces Ferrero for Davis Cup

MADRID -- Nicolas Almagro will replace the injured Juan Carlos Ferrero for Spain's Davis Cup matchup against Switzerland on March 5-7.

Ferrero hurt his knee during the final of the Mexico Open in Acapulco, which he lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

Amagro was informed he was in the squad by Spanish team captain Albert Costa on Sunday, the Spanish tennis federation said.

A knee injury also means Rafael Nadal is ruled out of the best-of-five series, as is Switzerland's Roger Federer who had announced he would not take part in the Davis Cup.

Almagro, Ferrer, Tommy Robredo and Marcel Granollers will represent Spain at the 11,000-capacity bullring in the northern city of Logrono.