New Delhi [India], Sept.15 : India's Ram Kumar Ramanathan will take on Spanish maestro Rafael Nadal in the opening rubber of the Davis Cup World Group playoff here at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium on Friday.
Meanwhile, Saketh Myneni, who made an opening-round exit in the recently-concluded US Open, has been drawn against David Ferrer in the second rubber.
In men's doubles event, the Indian duo of Leander Paes and Myneni will compete against Spanish pair of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez.
Myneni is then scheduled to face 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal in the first reverse singles contest while should a fifth rubber be required then it will be Ramanathan taking on Ferrer.
Earlier, Rohan Bopanna pulled out of the Indian Davis Cup squad against Spain, citing that he had been asked to rest his injured knee.