MADRID — Rafael Nadal is returning to Spain's Davis Cup team after a two-year absence for a lower-tier series against Denmark.
It will be the eighth-ranked Nadal's second Davis Cup appearance in the last four years.
Spain needs to win the best-of-five series to remain in Group 1 and avoid a relegation playoff against Sweden.
Also called up by coach Conchita Martinez on Tuesday were seventh-ranked David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista, Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero.
Nadal is enduring one of its worst years on tour and is coming off early elimination at the U.