Carlos Alcaraz Suffers Hard Injury at ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro, Forced to Retire

Feb 20, 2024, 8:35 PM ET

The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz (2nd) suffered this Tuesday a hard injury in it ATP 500 in Rio de Janeirowhere the folded right ankle at the start of the first round match against the local Thiago Monteiro (117th), which forced him to retire.

Alcaraz was playing his fourth edition in Rio, where he made his debut on the ATP circuit. @RioOpenOficial

After receiving only the second service of the local left-hander, the Murcian, 20 years old and top favorite, returned strongly and prepared to reposition himself in the center of the field, an area in which stumbled twisting brutally and losing his racket, instantly falling into the Rio brick dust with obvious signs of pain and worry.

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After receiving medical attention and a bandage on the affected part, the former world number 1, owner of 12 titles at the highest level, I would try to continue in action although without successbecause the discomfort would not go away, preventing him from moving normally and running the risk of even worsening his physical condition.

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Consequently, the last Wimbledon champion will have to undergo studies to determine the severity and time it will take to recover, although this early elimination will mean the loss of 300 pointsas a result of not being able to defend the final accessed in the previous edition.

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2024-02-21 01:35:00
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