Spain cruises past Serbia in Davis Cup finals opener despite being without No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz

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Aditya Singh

Carlos Alcaraz believes that participating in the Davis Cup is "unique," which is one of the reasons he didn't want to pass up the opportunity to be with his team this week.

Alcaraz won his first Grand Slam competition by defeating Casper Ruud in the US Open final.

Spain will compete against Serbia, Canada, and Korea this week in Valencia as part of the Davis Cup Finals group round.

The 19-year-old Alcaraz overcame Casper Ruud on Sunday to become the youngest player to hold the top spot in the ATP computerised rankings since they first started in 1973.

After 2 hours and 15 minutes, Bautista Agut hit a backhand that Kecmanovic couldn't reach, to the pleasure of the audience, and he fell to his knees.

The finest tennis experiences of my life have been in this competition, according to Bautista Agut.

I had a great time playing today in Valencia, close to my homeland, in front of a Spanish audience.

It will be interesting to see if Alcaraz can maintain his excellent play this week and help Spain advance to the knockout round.