Carlos Taberner, direct to the box after the loss of Thiem

The Valencian was the first 'alternative' on the entry list for the US Open and will debut in the tournament without having to play the previous one. It will be his third Grand Slam.


Dominic Thiem's withdrawal from the US Open, painful in terms of the loss of the current champion who will be absent for the remainder of the season due to a wrist injury, has a positive consequence for Spanish tennis: Carlos Taberner enters directly into the draw and will debut in the tournament without having to play the previous one.

It will be the third Grand Slam of the 24-year-old Valencian and 110th in the world, which was the first 'alternative' on the entry list. "I am very excited to play my first main draw at the US Open," Taberner told AS after hearing the news, that he had not even played the previous one, which he did three times at the Australian Open and once at Wimbledon, In addition to seeking classification at Roland Garros on other occasions, where he achieved it in 2018 and this year. Carlos competes this week at the Challenger in Verona (Italy), where this Wednesday he plays in the round of 16 against Russian Pavel Kotov.

Awaiting Rafa Nadal's decision, at the moment there are 12 Spaniards with a place in the US Open men's team: Nadal himself, Pablo Carreño, Roberto Bautista, Alejandro Davidovich, Albert Ramos, Pablo Andújar, Jaume Munar, Carlos Alcaraz , Feliciano López, Roberto Carballés, Pedro Martínez and Carlos Taberner. In the list of alternatives continue Bernabé Zapata (121), Fernando Verdasco (125) and Mario Vilella (158), who in principle will play the previous one.

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