He will not have the opportunity to rub shoulders with other tennis masters. Injured in the abdominals, Carlos Alcaraz must give up playing the Masters at the end of the season (from November 13 to 20 in Turin), which brings together the eight best players in the ATP ranking, and the final phase of the Davis Cup (from November 22 to 27 in Malaga), announced the Spanish player, Saturday, November 5, on social networks.
The world number one (19) had given up during his quarter-final at the Masters 1000 in Paris on Friday against the young Dane Holger Rune. “I felt something in my abs in the second set. In the end, it got worse, I preferred to give up. It limited me in a lot of things, to hit my forehand, on serve, when I turned, it hurt quite a bit.had described the Spaniard at a press conference, announcing that he was going to take exams.
Verdict: Carlos Alcaraz suffers from a “tear of the internal oblique muscle of the left abdominal wall, with an estimated recovery period of six weeks”, he writes on his Twitter account. “Unfortunately, I will not be able to play the Masters or the final phase of the Davis Cup. It’s a difficult and painful time to miss these two tournaments that are so important to me. »
Will the prodigy from Murcia retain his throne at the end of the year, he who climbed there thanks to his victory at the US Open in mid-September? With 6,820 points, “Carlitos” is now under threat from two players, his compatriot Rafael Nadal, the closest to a thousand points, and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. A flawless run at the Turin Masters will earn 1,500 points. Something to spice up this end of the tennis season.