Spain's fifth Davis Cup appellation affair in 11 years fell collapsed aback Rafael Nadal appear he'd skip abutting year's appellation defence while brother-in-arms David Ferrer alleged time on his affray duties.
World cardinal two Nadal, who battled aback from a set bottomward to defeat Juan Martin del Potro and accord Spain achievement over Argentina in an ballsy affray on Sunday, insisted that the defence of his Olympic appellation charge be a priority.
Ferrer, who defeated Del Potro in a chase five-setter on Friday, said that at 29, his five-year bout of Davis Cup assignment was around over.
The bifold blow, accompanying with captain Albert Costa's ambiguity over his availability and the annoying abatement of doubles bond Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, larboard Spain attractive actively under-powered for 2012.
"Next year I will not play. It's an Olympic year. For abounding years, I accept been one of the players that plays the accomplished cardinal of matches and I don't appetite to overplay," said Nadal, who racked up a year-leading 82 matches on the ATP Bout in 2011.
"I appetite a articular calendar. So, abutting year, my accord in the Davis Cup is impossible. Then we will anticipate about the future."
Nadal has congenital up a almanac of 20 wins in Davis Cup adjoin aloof one defeat and that came on his admission as a 17-year-old in 2004.
But he has consistently complained about a accommodation agenda which this year will allow him aloof over two weeks blow afore he active for the United Arab Emirates and a advantageous New Year exhibition tournament.
After that, the Australian Open will allure and the alpha of his attack to wrest the apple cardinal one atom aback from Novak Djokovic.
World cardinal bristles Ferrer, meanwhile, turns 30 abutting year and he said it's time to duke Davis Cup responsibilities over to addition generation.
"It's activity to be actual difficult for the four of us to comedy calm again," said Ferrer, who has a almanac of 18 singles wins adjoin four losses back his admission in 2006.
"This is the end of the party. I accept been actuality for abounding years and we all attending for our own calendar. I'm older. I apparently don't accept a acceptable concrete condition."
Nadal, Ferrer, Lopez and Verdasco are all bent to affection at the Olympics in July and August.But that could beggarly Spain face the anticipation of accepting a altered aggregation at the Olympics to the one they acreage in the Davis Cup.
In the absence of Nadal and Ferrer, apple cardinal 10 Nicolas Almagro, who has played aloof bristles Davis Cup rubbers and didn't affection at all in 2011, would be the aboriginal name on the team-sheet.
Lopez, at 20 in the rankings, and Verdasco, the cardinal 24, would additionally be amidst the favourites for the singles berths aback Spain face Kazakhstan in their aboriginal annular bout of the 2012 affray in February.
Marcel Granollers, Spain's apple 27, has never played a Davis Cup singles match."We all appetite to comedy at the Olympic Games," said Ferrer.
"The Olympics are actual important. We appetite to comedy in London, and we appetite to be in acceptable concrete action to represent Spain."
Sunday's win followed titles for Spain in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2009 while Argentina became the aboriginal nation to lose four finals.