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Davis Cup 2021: HUGE Blow for Spain as Carlos Alcaraz tests COVID-19 positive

Davis Cup 2021: HUGE Blow for Spain as Carlos Alcaraz checks COVID-19 optimistic | Tennis Information

Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz has been dominated out of the Davis Cup Finals after testing optimistic for COVID-19, the nation’s tennis federation (RFET) mentioned in a press release on Thursday (November 25). It was an enormous blow for holders Spain who tackle Ecuador of their Group A opener in Madrid on Friday.
“I needed to speak that at present I’ve examined optimistic for COVID-19 which can forestall me from taking part in the Davis Cup that I used to be so enthusiastic about,” Alcaraz, 18, wrote on Instagram.
“For the time being I’m very effectively, with very delicate signs and we’ll see the way it progresses. Quite a lot of encouragement to the entire group, I shall be cheering and watching on tv.”
When you check everybody each 2 days you may have just a few false positives simply based mostly on the regulation of averages.
Not suggesting Carlos Alcaraz is not optimistic, however the testing routine is insane.
— IT Man (@ITGuy1959) November 25, 2021
The RFET added that the remainder of the Spanish group had undergone one other spherical of PCR checks earlier on Thursday. The 18-year-old Alcaraz, who has loved a breakthrough yr on tour, received his first ATP title the Croatia Open in July earlier than rounding off the season with victory at ATP Subsequent Technology finals this month.
Spain had been already with out 20-times main winner Rafa Nadal resulting from a foot harm, in addition to Roberto Bautista Agut, who withdrew from the occasion this week with an belly harm and was changed by Albert Ramos.
Alcaraz was changed by world quantity 60 Pedro Martinez Portero.
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