Spain’s Bautista Agut out of Davis Cup after father’s demise

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FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 20, 2019 Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in motion throughout his match in opposition to Croatia’s Nikola Mektic Information/Susana Vera

MADRID (Information) – Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut has withdrawn from the Davis Cup Finals after the demise of his father on Thursday.

Bautista Agut performed in Spain’s victories over Russia and Croatia however left the workforce and returned to Castellon after the well being of his father Joaquin deteriorated.

Bautista Agut, who reached this yr’s Wimbledon semi-finals, misplaced his mom immediately in 2018.

Hosts Spain play Argentina on Friday at Madrid’s La Caja Magica for a spot within the semi-finals.

Feliciano Lopez, Marcel Granollers and Pablo Carreno Busta are Spain’s different choices to share the singles load with world primary Rafael Nadal.

Reporting by Martyn Herman, enhancing by Ed Osmond