Carlos Alcaraz will skip the ATP final and the Davis Cup final after suffering an abdominal injury at the Paris Masters, the world number one said on Saturday.
Alcaraz said he would be out for at least six weeks due to an “internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall”, effectively ending his season.
“Following my withdrawal yesterday and after evaluation by my medical team, @drlopezmartinez and @JuanjoMoreno_M, this is unfortunately the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks,” he said. tweeted.
On Friday, Alcaraz was injured against Holger Rune during the Paris Masters and sent his fellow 19-year-old through to the semi-finals. Rune outclassed Alcaraz to win the opening set 6-3 and then held out in the second as the top division player upped his game before the Spaniard retired 3-1 in the tiebreaker after receiving medical treatment at 6-5 for a stomach strain .
After my withdrawal yesterday and evaluated by my medical team, @drlopezmartinez and @JuanjoMoreno_M, 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. pic.twitter.com/MbVHhJF1Oe
— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) November 5, 2022
“I can’t stretch. I couldn’t serve well, I couldn’t hit the forehand well, Alcaraz said. “I preferred to retire and see it and take care of it.”
Alcaraz had hoped to make a full recovery for his debut at the ATP Finals in Turin, which start on November 13, despite the quick turnaround.
“I have some tests on what it will be like for Turin,” he added. “But right now I’m focused on trying to get better in the gut and trying to be 100% in Turin.”