Carlos Alcaraz’s Davis Cup debut halted by positive test

Spain has suffered another big blow as Carlos Alcaraz tested positive for COVID-19 and he is out of the Davis Cup Finals. 

Spain suffered a huge blow in August when Rafael Nadal called it a season and a few days ago Roberto Bautista Agut pulled out of the Davis Cup Finals due to an injury. 

Spain’s chances of defending the Davis Cup Finals title suffered anoth blow on Thursday after Alcaraz tested positive for COVID-19. 

“Hello everyone, I wanted to communicate that today I tested positive for COVID-19 which will prevent me from playing the Davis Cup that I was so excited about,” Alcaraz announced on Thursday. 

A few days ago, Alcaraz revealed his initial shock after being nominated for the Davis Cup Finals. 

“It means a lot to represent Spain in the Davis Cup for the first time, when the captain told me I didn’t believe it. It was a dream I had since I was a child and to be able to fulfill it when I’m 18 years old is super nice and super special. All my teammates are great professionals, and so is Sergi Bruguera. I hope I can learn from them in all areas,” Alcaraz said.

Alcaraz badly wanted to play at the Davis Cup Finals 

“Representing Spain is everything, it is invaluable,” Alcaraz said. “Representing your country in any field or competition is everything. When they told me I was on the Davis team for this year, I didn’t believe it. It was a child’s dream to be part of the Davis Cup. I have a great memory of Ferrer’s match against Kohlschreiber in Valencia in 2018, crazy. And also the Davis of 2019 in Madrid, which was spectacular, full of emotions, with Rober (Bautista), who left, came back and won (his father died in the middle of the tournament). With Rafa winning epic matches, epic doubles, it was a spectacular Davis that Spain deserved. I remember screaming when Rafa won the last point from Shapovalov.”