New setback for Bruguera, after Bautista’s resignation due to a stomach injury
Carlos Alcaraz, A member of the Spanish Davis Cup team, has tested positive for covid-19, after the analyzes carried out by the organization of the Davis Cup Finals that are held in Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin.
The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and the organization of the tournament reported that a member of the Spanish team was positive. “After receiving the results of the tests carried out by the organization, the health response plan has been activated in coordination with the independent medical chief of the competition,” says the RFET statement. A new setback for the captain, Sergi Bruguera, after Roberto Bautista resigned two days ago due to an abdominal injury.
Minutes later, Alcaraz confirmed that he was the member of the Spanish team that tested positive. “I am saddened by the way I miss such an important and super special tournament for me as the Davis Cup,” he acknowledged in his networks. “It is a tough stick but we will have to get up and come out strengthened.”
The 18-year-old tennis player from Murcia became the youngest ATP teacher two weeks ago by winning the Next Gen ATP Finals, a tournament that brings together the eight best 21-year-old tennis players on the ATP circuit.
It was the second that Alcaraz conquered this season in which he has won his first ATP tournament in Umag and has starred in a spectacular leap in the world rankings, with victories against three ‘top ten’ as Stefanos Tsitsipas (3 worldwide), Mateo Berrettini (7) and Jannik Siner (10), the previous champion of the tournament that takes place in Milan