On Wednesday, Germany will kick off their Group C campaign against France. They will also face Belgium and Australia in this round of the tournament. Germany’s captain, Michael Kohlmann, said losing a top player was devastating. Champions from last year, the Russian Tennis Federation, are not eligible to compete this year due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Group A will be held in Bologna and feature Italy, Croatia, Argentina, and Sweden. Group D will be held in Glasgow and feature Great Britain, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, and the United States. With Andy Murray, Dan Evans, and Cameron Norrie, who reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon, the British have a strong chance of repeating their 2015 title victory. Spain’s Davis Cup captain has ‘no words’ for Alcaraz’s accomplishments is news of the day. Read out the complete details down below with us!
Spain’s Davis Cup captain has ‘no words’ for Alcaraz’s accomplishments
The teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz is gearing up for the group stage of the Davis Cup this week, and his coach, Sergi Bruguera, says there are “no words” to describe the scope of his achievements adequately. Bruguera’s squad will play against Serbia, South Korea, and Canada in Group B at Valencia. With the top two teams advancing to November’s quarterfinals. Although Rafael Nadal won’t be there to compete.
The home crowd will have plenty to cheer about because Alcaraz became the youngest male player to ever hold the world number one position by winning the US Open. The 19-year-old won the championship after surviving three consecutive five-set matches, including a match point save against Jannik Sinner in the quarterfinals. He then defeated Casper Ruud in an exciting four-set final.
For Bruguera, Alcaraz’s first Grand Slam victory was inevitable. The mental and physical exertion required to win three matches in five sets is extraordinary. No words describe how it feels to be the world’s youngest number one. On Wednesday, Spain will play Serbia for the first time without Novak Djokovic, winner of 21 Grand Slam singles titles.
Playing for one’s country is an honour in and of itself. The sport of tennis requires a great deal of individual effort. The most important thing is to have players in good form. And I think I have that going into this competition.
Alcaraz will be joining Roberto Bautista Agut, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Pedro Martinez, and Marcel Granollers on the Spanish team. Ankle injury rules out Zverev for the time being. German tennis player and former world No. 2 Alexander Zverev had hoped to make his return to action this week in Hamburg. After tearing ankle ligaments in a semi-final match against Rafael Nadal at the French Open in June, Zverev said he was unlikely to play again this year due to “extreme pain.”