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Nalbandian denies quitting Argentine Davis Cup team

The Argentinian David Nalbandian denies he is considering quitting Davis Cup team after their home defeat by Spain in the final.

David Nalbandian, left, looks on with fellow Argentina teammate Agustin Calleri as Fernando Verdasco of Spain defeats Jose Acasuso to seal the Davis Cup for the Spaniards.
David Nalbandian, left, looks on with fellow Argentina teammate Agustin Calleri as Fernando Verdasco of Spain defeats Jose Acasuso to seal the Davis Cup for the Spaniards.

BUENOS AIRES // David Nalbandian denied that he was considering quitting Davis Cup team for Argentina after their home defeat by Spain in the final at the weekend. "For me, it's really an honour to represent my country," he said. "I'm going to continue defending these colours in the best way possible." "Playing (in) the Davis Cup is the best and I'm upset that people have doubted me." Despite missing the world No one Rafael Nadal through injury, Spain won 3-1 to hand Argentina their first home defeat in 10 years and their third in three Davis Cup final appearances.

"I feel bad about the defeat," the world No 11 added. "They were tough, tense moments we went through. "I had just as much faith with Rafael or without him. When he didn't come, everyone thought our chances had improved, but it didn't work out that way. This was our worst defeat. We had a sinister weekend. "We've played in two Davis Cup finals in the last three years and I still think we can win it."

*Reuters