The young sensation, Carlos Alcaraz has decided that he would be withdrawing from the upcoming Rome Masters after he won the Madrid Open finals by defeating the German Alexander Zverev to pick up his fourth title of the year and his second ATP 1000 Masters event title.
Alcaraz clinched his first Madrid Open title after dominating Zverev in the finals by a 6-3, 6-1 and also defeating the likes of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Quarterfinals and Semifinals respectively.
Carlos Alcaraz had a tight run of fixtures but that did not stop him from winning the Madrid Open title.
After an exhausting run of a tournament in Madrid and Barcelona, Carlos has decided to take a break and hence has backed out from making his much-awaited debut in the Rome Open in order to prepare himself better both physically and mentally for the upcoming French Open.
During the course of the Madrid Open, Carlos initially struggled in the opening round against Nikoloz Basilashvili and his next three wins at the Caja Magica all came in three sets wherein he defeated Cameron Norrie, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
To our surprise, Carlos comparatively had an easier match in the finals against Alexander Zverev than in the Semifinals and the Quarterfinals.
There was an injury scare for Carlos as while he was playing against Rafael in the quarterfinals he twisted his ankle.
Taking all of this into consideration it is also reasonable that the youngster takes a break from tennis to prepare him better for the Rolland Garros.
Carlos Alcaraz to not make his Rome debut
Carlos was a seeded player in the Rome Open, which would let him skip the first round and directly move on to the second round.
In the second round, he was slated to face Cristian Garin, who won the first round of the Rome Open on Sunday.
The fans and the organizers will surely be disappointed to wait out for Carlos another year to make his debut in Rome. On this he stated,
“I am 19 years old, which I think is the key to be able to play long and tough matches in a row. I am feeling great physically”.
With his withdrawal from the Rome Open, Carlos will have a lot of time available on his hand to better prepare himself mentally and physically for the French Open which is supposed to start in two weeks’ worth of time.