Reigning champion Alcaraz withdraws from Barcelona Open due to injury

MADRID: Reigning champion Carlos Alcaraz, the Spanish world number three, has regrettably withdrawn from the Barcelona Open due to a right arm injury. This injury also sidelined him from this week’s Monte Carlo Masters, adding to the disappointment for fans eagerly awaiting his performance on the court.

At just 20 years old, Alcaraz has already made significant waves in the tennis world, securing two Grand Slam titles and claiming victory in the Barcelona Open in both 2022 and 2023. His absence from the tournament leaves a notable void, as spectators had anticipated witnessing his formidable skills in action once again.

Despite his recent setback, Alcaraz has shown resilience throughout his career. Earlier this year, he clinched the title at Indian Wells, demonstrating his prowess and determination on the court. However, the recurrence of his injury has forced him to prioritize recovery and rehabilitation.

Organizers of the ATP 500 tournament expressed their understanding of Alcaraz’s situation, stating that he “did not have a good feeling in his training on Sunday.” Despite his efforts to push through, it became apparent that competing in the Barcelona Open would not be feasible at this time.

The news of Alcaraz’s withdrawal serves as a reminder of the physical demands and challenges that athletes face in their pursuit of excellence. While fans may be disappointed by his absence, they undoubtedly wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to the court in the near future.(Reuters)

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