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Carlos Alcaraz tests positive for Covid and leaves the Spanish Davis Cup team in the picture

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Carlos Alcaraz tests positive for Covid and leaves the Spanish Davis Cup team in the picture

The Murcian, who is vaccinated, was ready to debut in the competition this Friday against Ecuador. Bruguera must choose between Ramos or Feliciano to complete the singles.

Carlos Alcaraz, in a game this season.LISI NIESNERREUTERS

Spain will not be able to count on the great hope of the Davis Cup team, the tennis player called to fill the void of Rafael Nadal, absent due to injury in the Finals of this tournament that began this Thursday. Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image tested positive for Covid and be low. Once the news was known, the Spanish team canceled the afternoon training session and the players were confined to their rooms after undergoing a test that ruled out other cases.

Alcaraz, who is vaccinated, was going to play the singles with Pablo Carreo, number 1 of the team that captains Sergi Bruguera, in the first tie this Friday, against Ecuador, at the Madrid Arena. After discharge from Roberto Bautista, injured in the abdominal area last Tuesday, Bruguera must choose between Albert Ramos, the man chosen to relieve him, or Feliciano Lopez, which was originally intended to play only the doubles match with Marcel granollers.

Great season

Winner of two titles this season, a quarterfinalist at the US Open after leaving on his way to Stefanos TsitsipasAnd with three victories against top-10 rivals in his blast season, Alcaraz, number 32 in the ranking, was set to make his debut in the competition that projected Nadal’s career.

Misfortune haunts the Spanish team, which two years ago, on its way to the sixth title of the Davis Cup, already had to face the loss of Bautista, who had to be absent due to the death of his mother although he was able to return and being a co-star in the final, and Pablo Carreo, also struck by an injury.



Reference from elmundo