Alcaraz debuts this Monday in a Paris preview dotted with coronavirus cases

Carlos Alcaraz, one of the seven Spaniards from the previous Roland Garros, makes his debut against the Australian Vukic. Zapata was left out due to a positive assumption from his coach.


Carlos Alcaraz, pearl of Spanish tennis who is already praised by players of the stature of Dominic Thiem, will make his Grand Slam debut this Monday at the age of 17. The Murcian, 188th in the world, is one of the seven Spaniards who will play in the preliminary phase in Paris in search of one of the 16 places available for the main draw. Alcaraz will play against the 24-year-old Australian and 197th in the ranking Aleksandar Vukic at 11: 30.

Pedro Martínez, Guillermo García López, Mario Vilella, Nicola Kuhn, Carlos Taberner and Tommy Robredo complete the payroll of the Navy, from which Jaume Munar came up, with a place in the final table due to the loss of Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and which also initially included Bernabé Zapata, recent Cordenons Challenger champion who nevertheless fell out of qualifying due to the positive result of his coach, Carlos Navarro. In fact, there are two cases of infected players and another two, in addition, of Zapata, who have been removed from the tournament and placed in a seven-day quarantine for being in contact with infected technicians, as confirmed by the French Tennis Federation, which ensures that At least 900 tests have been carried out since Tuesday, September 17. By elimination in terms of the players initially registered and those who will finally compete in qualifying, those involved would be Zapata, Ernesto Escobedo, Denis Istomin, Damir Dzumhur and Pedja Krstin.

On the first day they will play, in addition to Alcaraz, Kuhn against Broady (around 11:30), Martínez against Masur (11:30), Robredo against De Greef (11:30), Vilella against Donskoy (not before 15 : 00) and García López before Coppejans (not before 13:30). For Tuesday there will be the start of Taberner, flaming Iasi Challenger champion, against Chilean Tabilo. Lara Arruabarrena and Cristina Bucsa are enrolled in the women's draw, which has not yet been drawn.

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