A damper for the Spaniards at the start of the Davis Cup. They had counted on NextGen winner Carlos Alcaraz to ensure the necessary victories. However, Alcaraz cannot take action: he has corona.
The 18-year-old Alcaraz is one of the greatest talents in tennis and is sometimes nicknamed ‘the new Nadal’. He recently won the ATP NextGen tournament, a tournament with young, emerging talents. The next tournament on his calendar was the Davis Cup, but he has to pass for the country tournament.
Carlos Alcaraz has tested positive for the corona virus. He made this known himself via social media. “I feel good, although I have mild symptoms. I will see how it evolves. I will watch the matches on television and support the team.”
The first Davis Cup meeting for Spain, which is also missing Nadal and Bautista Agut, is scheduled for Friday. It then gives Ecuador a side.