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Granollers, ranked 56th, to replace No. 1 Nadal in Davis final

Updated: November 11, 2008, 11:52 AM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Marcel Granollers will replace the injured Rafael Nadal when Spain plays Argentina in the Davis Cup final.

Spain captain Emilio Sanchez Vicario called on the 56th-ranked Granollers on Tuesday to fill in for the top-ranked Nadal, who is out of the Nov. 21-23 final because of a knee injury.

The annoucement came after Tommy Robredo ruled himself out as a possible replacement for Nadal, saying it would be "impossible to be available."

While the 22-year-old Granollers ...

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