Alcaraz, ugly fall and retirement due to injury in Rio


Fate seems elusive Carlos Alcaraz this season. Defeats against the Germans Alexander Zverev and the Chilean Nicholas Jarryin the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the semifinals of Buenos Aires, respectively, was hurt because they didn’t go the way he expected.

Although there is nothing worse than being the victim of a random incident that also ends in injury. That was the only third point (15-15) of the match against the Brazilian Thiago Monteirofirst round of the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, and fate struck the Murcian, 20 years old and world No. 2.

His right leg is bent. He instinctively moved it so that he could not get out, so his left leg was also having a hard time getting solid support. The fall was ugly, although he hid it as best he could in the clay of a rail that had been damaged earlier in the day by rain, causing a three-hour delay in the day’s start.

What had been a complicated day turned into a nightmare for Carlos Alcaraz. He sat on the ground for a moment, knowing he could hurt himself. It took him a while to get up and go to the chair waiting for medical help.

Photos of her bare feet showed immediate swelling on her right ankle. The physio wrapped it carefully. tried Alcaraz, who made the ‘break’ for 1-0.

He only lasted one game. Unable to move normally, it left him at 1-1. There was no point in exposing himself to further harm. He left the headquarters of the Jockey Club Brasileiro with an obvious limp.

Carlos Alcaraz must undergo appropriate medical tests to determine the exact extent of the injury. His next appointment is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, exhibition before Rafael Nadal In Las Vegas. Before the Masters 1000 ATP in Indian Wells, which opens a few days later.

Health is now a priority Alcarazwhich in terms of ranking subtracts another 300 points from its tally, is 1,050 points away from No. 1 Novak Djokovic: 9,855 to 8,805

Source: La Verdad


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