World number one Carlos Alcaraz has suffered from an abdominal tear that forced him to withdraw from the Paris Masters quarter-finals. As per News Feed, it seems like Alcaraz will have to wait a little longer to get back. As per his latest statement, he will also withdraw from Davis Cup Finals and ATP Finals to completely recover from the injury.
Furthermore, he said, “After my withdrawal yesterday (Friday) and having been evaluated by my medical team… unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks.”
Alcaraz burst into the tennis scene this year when he won the Barcelona Open and Madrid Open this year. After a few ups and downs, Alcaraz managed to win his first grand slam at the US Open this year. Moreover, he also rose through the ranks to become world number one in the ATP rankings.
Carlos Alcaraz shares his thoughts after pulling out of Davis Cup and ATP Finals
Playing in the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup would have solidified Alcaraz’s position at the top. The young tennis star also expressed his disappointment at missing the two tournaments. Alcaraz realizes that the injury is going to break the momentum he gained after winning the US Open.
Moreover, he said, “It is tough and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important to me, but all I can do is be positive and focus on my recovery.” The injury also meant the end of his spectacular season this year.
Carlos Alcaraz’s season is now over:
57 wins, 13 losses (just three straight set losses)
5 titles – 1 Slam, 2 M1000, 2 ATP 500
Up from #32 to a very likely year-end #1
Turned 19yo in may
Youngest ever world number one
What a year. pic.twitter.com/eWnSApbqik
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) November 5, 2022
Alcaraz has managed to put himself right in front of all youngsters to take the rein from Nadal and Djokovic. At present, he is touted as the next big thing in tennis after the Big Three. With Federer bidding farewell, Alcaraz might be ready to fill his mighty shoes.