Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup semi-final against France due to a knee injury.
Nadal retired while trailing his US Open last-four clash with Juan Martin del Potro by two sets to love on Friday, citing pain in his right knee.
The 17-time grand slam champion confirmed he would miss Spain's trip to Lille for their Davis Cup tie beginning on September 14.
READ: Nadal: Knee pain meant I had to retire in semifinal
"Hello everyone, on the way home, in addition to having missed the opportunity to play a grand slam final here in New York, you will know that I finally cannot play Davis Cup this weekend in Lille against France," Nadal wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
"I had made a good schedule thinking about my goals, including the Davis Cup, one of the reasons for not playing Cincinnati [in August].
"Very sad to not be able to try to help the team play the final."
Spain captain Sergi Bruguera confirmed Albert Ramos had been called up as Nadal's replacement.
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