Tennis star Juan Martin del Potro has announced he will not play in the Argentine Davis Cup squad this year.

The 25-year-old has fallen out with the Argentine Tennis Association and doesn't get along with captain Martin Jaite.

Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion and bronze medallist at the London Olympics, hinted he would only play for Argentina again under specific conditions.

"Out of consideration for the people who follow me, who enjoy tennis…and know what I've done in the Davis (Cup) and Olympics Games… and are a long way from insulting rivals or punishing someone from their country, I won't play the Davis Cup for the rest of 2014."

Del Potro will instead focus on trying to maintain his current ranking of fifth in the world, ahead of both Andy Murray and Roger Federer. He had won five titles in succession at the turn of the year but crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round.

Argentina face a playoff match to stay in the world group stage after defeat to Italy two weeks ago. The four-time finalists have struggled since the retirement of David Nalbandian to reach the levels they nice were at.

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