Roberto Bautista Agut on what Carlos Alcaraz brings to Spain Davis Cup team

Alcaraz, 18, made his Davis Cup debut this week.

by Dzevad Mesic
Roberto Bautista Agut on what Carlos Alcaraz brings to Spain Davis Cup team

Spanish tennis veteran Roberto Bautista Agut enjoyed his time with Carlos Alcaraz during the Davis Cup weekend as he is happy with what the 18-year-old brings to the Spanish team. Alcaraz made his Davis Cup debut on Friday, when he beat Romania's Marius Copil 6-4 6-3.

World No. 19 Alcaraz was scheduled to make his Davis Cup debut at the Davis Cup Finals last November but a positive COVID-19 forced him out of the event. "We have already had the opportunity to be in Madrid for a few days and the truth is that Carlos is very enthusiastic and very motivated.

He is a boy with a lot of energy and we are very happy to have such a high level player in the team, and we are delighted that he has made his debut," Bautista Agut said of Alcaraz, per We Love Tennis.

Alcaraz reflects on his Davis Cup debut

“Making your Davis Cup debut is a special moment, and you have to look immaculate,” Alcaraz said after beating I am super-happy to get my first Davis Cup win and it is an honour to represent my country.

Playing in a competition like Davis Cup helps you to grow as a person and as a player. “The atmosphere I played in today, I have never felt before. I’ve experienced it against me in Paris [he faced Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Hugo Gaston there in November], but never before in my favour.

“It was great to experience and feeling the support of the crowd is something special. When you play other competitions, you play for yourself. When you play Davis Cup, you play for yourself and for your country. “There’s always this small pressure that you’re representing your country and your teammates.

But at the same time, there’s motivation. You know that your team are behind you, supporting you and giving you energy”. Spain claimed a 3-1 victory over Romania to secure a place at the Davis Cup Finals. After Bautista Agut beat Copil in the fourth rubber to give Spain a 3-1 advantage, there was no need for Alcaraz to play Gabi Adrian Boitan in the fifth rubber.

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