Carlos Alcaraz (Photo Getty Images)
After Rafa, Carlos. The Masters 1000 of Monte Carlo also loses Carlos Alcaraz after abandoning the 11-time Mallorcan champion. The young champion from Murcia has just announced through social media his decision not to compete in the first 1000m on clay in the fields of the magnificent Country Club because he has a problem with his left hand and also a muscle problem in his back.
“After two months abroad I’m happy to go home but sad because I ended my last game in Miami with a physical problem. After consulting my doctor @drlopezmartinez in Murcia today and getting his assessment, I can’t go to Monte Carlo to start the clay tour.” this is what Carlos writes on social media, shortly after giving more information on the problem suffered in a second tweet.
“I have post-traumatic arthritis in my left hand and muscle problems in my spine that need rest to prepare for what is to come. See you in Monte Carlo in 2024!”
After two months abroad I’m happy to return home but sad because I ended my last game in Miami with physical ailments. After visiting my doctor @drlopezmartinez in Murcia today and as I am being graded I cannot go to Monte Carlo to start the clay court tour. pic.twitter.com/UsJzejm1WC
— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) April 4, 2023
Alcaraz can only boast a single presence on the Principality’s fields, that of last year where he was defeated by an impressive Sebastian Korda on his debut.
In addition to the two formidable Spaniards, Felix Auger-Aliassime will also not take part in the tournament that begins on the Easter weekend. This 2023 edition of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 is certainly not blessed with luck as two of the greatest protagonists have to retire.