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Alcaraz, injured in Rio, absent for “a few days” but present in Indian Wells

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Alcaraz to Rio. PABLO PORCIUNCULA / AFP

On his Instagram account, the Spaniard returned to his injury which occurred in Rio on Tuesday evening and indicated that he will be present in Indian Wells at the beginning of March.

The Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, world No.2, who retired in the first round of the clay court tournament in Rio on Tuesday evening, declared on his Instagram account that his injury would only keep him away from the courts. during “a few days” and did not compromise his presence at the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells at the beginning of March.

“I just had an MRI (…) The diagnosis is a level 2 lateral sprain which will keep me out for a few days! See you in Las Vegas and Indian Wells!” Writes on his Instagram account the young champion aged 20, who plans to defend his title in Indian Wells (March 3-17) and honor his invitation for an exhibition match in Las Vegas against his compatriot Rafael Nadal on March 3.

In the first round of the Rio tournament against Brazilian Thiago Monteiro, Alcaraz called a medical timeout when the score was 1-0 for his opponent, and had his right ankle bandaged. After resuming play and winning his serve to tie the game at 1-1, he made the decision to give up.

Alcaraz has a difficult start to 2024. Before his injury, he was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January, then in the semi-finals of the tournament on land of Buenos Aires, where he was the title holder, last week.

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