Tennis: Alcaraz out for rest of the season with muscle tear

AP , Saturday 5 Nov 2022

Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz will miss the rest of the season after sustaining an abdominal muscle tear while playing at the Paris Masters.

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz leaves the court after his withdrawal of the tournament during his quarterfinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament against Holger Rune from Denmark, at the Accor Arena, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 in Paris. AP


The Spanish teenager pulled out during a second-set tiebreaker against fellow 19-year-old Holger Rune in their quarterfinal on Friday. Following medical exams, the U.S. Open champion posted details of his injury on Saturday.

``Unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks,'' Alcaraz wrote on Twitter. ``I won't make the ATP Finals or the Davis Cup Finals. It is tough and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important to me, but all I can do is be positive and focus on my recovery.''

The ATP Finals are scheduled for Nov. 13-20 in Turin, Italy, with the Davis Cup Finals taking place from Nov. 23-27 in Malaga, Spain.

The Australian Open starts on Jan. 16.

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