World number 2 ranked C arlos Alcaraz on Tuesday (April 4) pulled out of the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters. The Spaniard, who has been in dream form confirmed his decision to pull out of the warm-up tournament of the French Open 2023. The young tennis star who missed the first Grand Slam of the year in Australian Open.
The 19-year-old cited “physical discomfort” as the reason of his withdrawal from the tournament after his semifinal loss at Miami Open last week. “I have post traumatic arthritis in my left hand and muscular discomfort in the spine that needs rest to prepare for everything that is to come,” he cited.
The teen was injured during the Miami Open semi-finals against Jannik Sinner at the beginning of the third set. Carlos Alcaraz missed the year's first grand slam with an injury that he suffered during training. The former world number 1 was back with a bang, winning the Argentina Open and then reaching the Rio Open final where he lost against Britain’s Cameron Norrie. The Spaniard also won the Indian Wells Masters, beating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to regain World Number 1 ranking earlier last moth but dropped to two after Miami Open loss.
Earlier, former world number one and 22-time Grand Slam champion had also withdrawn from the warm-up tournament to the French Open. The 36-year-old who has won the Monte Carlo Masters 11 times still remains out with hip injury which he sustained during the first Grand Slam of the year.