Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz had to withdraw from the Davis Cup Finals due to a positive corona test. The 18-year-old Alcaraz, 32nd in the world ranking, tested positive a day before Spain’s opening match against Ecuador. He will be replaced in the selection by Pedro Martínez, the number 60 in the world.
Alcaraz recently won the Next Gen Finals in Milan, the year-end tournament for the greatest talents on the ATP Tour. “I was really looking forward to representing my country here in Madrid. But sometimes things don’t go your way,” the teen wrote on Instagram.
Earlier in the week, the Spanish leader Roberto Bautista Agut already dropped out for the final tournament of the Davis Cup. The number 19 in the world suffered a abdominal injury in training and was replaced by Albert Ramos. Bautista Agut was the big man for Spain in 2019, when it defeated Canada in the final of the country tournament.
Spain also has to do without Rafael Nadal, who is still recovering from a foot injury. The Spanish squad now consists of Pablo Carreño Busta, Feliciano López, Marcel Granollers, Ramos and Martínez.
Corona keeps Spanish tennis player Alcaraz from Davis Cup Finals
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