They were contenders in the Hamburg tournament only yesterday, after which they boarded the same flight for Istria and set out for the Umag Plava Laguna hotel, where they will be residing throughout the tournament.

Alcaraz has no matches in the first round, and will be playing his first match at 8 p.m. on Thursday against the winner of the match between Vesely and Delbonis. Musetti will take to the court on Tuesday to face Slovenia’s Bedene.