Carlos Alcaraz announced his surprise loss to the 2023 Australian Open, citing an injury to his right leg that will keep him out of competition until at least late January. The Spanish tennis player expressed his sadness about the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.
Hard news for tennis and even more so for Spain. Carlos Alcaraz has been forced to sit low at the last minute of the Australian Open, after suffering an unexpected injury during practice ahead of the Melbourne tournament. This painful break for Murcia follows on from the end of last season, in that case due to an abdominal injury that prevented him from playing in the Davis Cup Finals or the Nitto ATP Finals.
The current world number one will then miss out on his first Grand Slam tournament, which took place in that privileged position, where he barely had to defend the third round reached in the last edition. Regardless of what happens at Melbourne Park, Alcaraz will have to wait to see if he can finish the month as the leader of the ATP rankings or not.. Thinking about the next calendar, Carlitos has to defend many points in February-March, so it is important to recover in time.
Statement on their networks
«When I was in my pre-season prime, I got injured in a random and forced gesture while training, this time semimembranosus muscle of the right leg. I had worked hard to achieve my best in Australia. Unfortunately I can’t play Care A2+ Kooyong or the Australian Open. This is a difficult moment, but I have to be optimistic, recover and look forward. See you in 2024, Australian Open«, the tennis player from Murcia commented in two tweets, announcing that he will be out of Melbourne Park during this 2023 season.