Taberner, straight to the US Open box after Thiem’s ​​dismissal

Taberner, straight to the US Open box after Thiem's ​​dismissal

Dominic Thiem’s ​​withdrawal for the US Open, painful regarding the loss of the defending 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 the picture directly 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 qualification at Roland Garros on other occasions, where he got it. in 2018 and this same year. Carlos competes this week at the Challenger in Verona (Italy), where this Wednesday he plays in the round of 16 against the Russian Pavel Kotov.

While waiting for the decision made by Rafa Nadal, 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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