Roberto Bautista will not be in the Davis Cup final. The tennis player from Castellón, a hero along with Rafael Nadal in the title won in 2019, is out for this edition three days after Spain’s debut due to an abdominal injury that will prevent him from playing individual matches with the national team. His replacement will be a veteran like Albert Ramos.
The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation reported in a statement that Bautista had been discharged due to ailments in the abdominal area. “Roberto Bautista is absent due to an abdominal injury in the MAPFRE Spanish Tennis Team that will play the Davis Cup Finals,” reads the note from the organization, which also details the presence of Albert Ramos as the fifth member of the team that will play he forms with Pablo Carreño, Carlos Alcaraz, Marcel Granollers and Feliciano López.
This last-minute unforeseen event leaves Spain without the player with the second best individual ranking available and confirms that the national team will not have the two main tennis players who led the conquest of the Salad Bowl in 2019. Pablo Carreño and Carlos Alcaraz will be, except for surprise, the tennis players who defend the team’s individual matches, while Granollers and Feliciano could enter the doubles, with Carreño himself as a wild card for the decisive match.
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