Carlos Alcaraz reveals initial shock after being nominated for Davis Cup Finals

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Carlos Alcaraz reveals initial shock after being nominated for Davis Cup Finals

Carlos Alcaraz, 18, admitted he couldn't believe once he was nominated for the Davis Cup Finals. Alcaraz has had an outstanding 2021 season and he is set to finish it with a Davis Cup debut. Alcaraz is one of the five players nominated for the Davis Cup Finals as Spain team captain Sergi Bruguera also selected Roberto Bautista Agut, Pablo Carreno Busta, Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers.

"It means a lot to represent Spain in the Davis Cup for the first time, when the captain told me I didn't believe it. It was a dream I had since I was a child and to be able to fulfill it when I'm 18 years old is super nice and super special.

All my teammates are great professionals, and so is Sergi Bruguera. I hope I can learn from them in all areas," Alcaraz said, per Punto de Break.

Alcaraz happy with his season

Alcaraz captured his maiden ATP title this past summer in Umag and also won it all at the Next Gen ATP Finals.

"It has been a very, very good year for me, I have grown a lot this year, but it has been that, only one year. I was not expecting at all to grow up so fast, mature so fast and of course make the Davis Cup team so quickly.

I have surprised myself," Alcaraz admitted, Spain will be battling Russia and Ecuador in the group stage. Spain won't have an easy job of winning their group as they will be without Rafael Nadal, while Russia is set to have Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov and Aslan Karatsev.

"It is going to be a difficult challenge since only the best from the group qualifies for the quarterfinals. Russia has a great team but I trust a lot in the Spanish team, in the players we have and I think we have great options to do something great in the Davis Cup," Alcaraz noted.