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Spanish Tennis superstar Carlos Alcaraz has withdrawn from the upcoming Barcelona Open which kicked off today on April 14. The tournament is played at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain on clay. The development was confirmed by the organisers of the  Barcelona Open via social media.

The statement released by  Barcelona Open revealed that Alcaraz withdrew from the tournament citing a right arm injury which kept him out of the  Monte Carlo Masters. The 20-year-old is set to arrive at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 on April 15 and formally announce his withdrawal.

Carlos Alcaraz withdraws from Barcelona Open citing right arm injury

The social media post said, "The player from Murcia has suffered from the injury sustained in Monte Carlo, and did not have a good feeling in his training on Sunday and, despite having tried until the last moment, he will not be in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – 71 Trofeo Conde of Godó.  Carlos Alcaraz will go tomorrow to the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona-1899 to personally announce his withdrawal from the tournament."

Alcaraz will be eyeing the Madrid Open, from April 24 to May 5, to mark his return and help him gear up for the French Open which begins on May 20.  The 20-year-old hasn't won the French Open yet and has the US Open (2022) and Wimbledon titles (2023) as his Grand Slams. Talking about Roland Garros, his best performance at the event was a semi-final appearance last year.