Carlos Alcaraz will not play for Spain in the Davis Cup. The Spanish youth star canceled upcoming September games against Serbia, the Czech Republic and South Korea and will instead take a break. “After a very long tour, I have to listen to my body,” the world number one explained his decision on Saturday.
Carlos Alcaraz lost to Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals of the US Open on Friday. The otherwise self-confident Spaniard gave an honest assessment after his departure: “I don’t see a solution.” Alcaraz continued: “I believed I was a better player at the moment who would find solutions when the match went against him.” But after this game I think I will have to change my mind.
Last year’s US Open champion also justified the defeat with lack of maturity: “I am not mature enough yet to be able to deal with such matches. Now I have to learn from him.”
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (35) was nominated for Alcaraz (20). The top two teams from each group qualify for the last round of the last eight in Malaga in November. However, Novak Djokovic’s participation is still open after his last appearance in New York. Austria gets it on the 15th/16th. Schwechat in September belongs to Portugal. In the battle for the qualifying round, Jürgen Melzer relied on the pair of Dominic Thiem, Sebastian Offner and Alexander Erler/Lukas Meidler.