Australian Open 2022: Carlos Alcaraz misses the Australian Open due to injury


Carlos Alcarazworld number one and who was going to be the first seed in the Australian Open, He will not be able to play his first official tournament since he withdrew from the quarterfinals of the Pars-Bercy Masters 1000 due to a torn abdominal muscle.

“When I was in my best moment of the preseason, I was injured in a fortuitous and forced gesture while training, this time in the semimembranosus muscle of the right leg. I had worked a lot to get to my best level in Australia. Unfortunately, he will not be able to play either the Care A2+ Kooyong or the Australian Open. It is a hard moment, but I have to be optimistic, recover and look ahead. See you in 2024 “, write on his social networks.

Last Wednesday, January 4, in the final part of the training with the promising American tennis player Darwin Blanchonly 15 years old, sustained a muscle injury in his right leg.

After carrying out the corresponding medical tests, Alcaraz has decided to delete himself from the tour of the antipodes where he was signed up for the Kooyong Classic exhibition from 10 to 12 and on 11 he was going to play the game ‘tennis plays for peace’ to raise funds for those most affected by the war in Ukraine. The tennis player from El Palmar had planned to travel to Melbourne on Saturday, January 7.

Alcaraz, who returned to the courts on December 17 at the Abu Dhabi exhibition, has not played a match on the circuit since he left on November 4 at the end of the first set against Rune from Denmark.

Subsequently, an abdominal tear was confirmed that left him out of his first masters meeting in Turin and the final phase of the Davis Cup.

Despite his long absence, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil was able to keep the ATP scepter at the end of the season. In fact, this is week 17 at the highest.

Whatever happens, get to 20 although in the first big one he can lose number one in favor of players like Novak Djokovic, Casper Ruud or Stefanos Tsitsipas..

Any of the three will have mathematical options to snatch the world leadership from Murcia, to subtract the 90 points from the third round of the last edition.

Aimed at Ro

Carlitos is registered as of February 20 at the Rio Open, a 500 category event in which he defends the champion’s crown.

The following week I will change the brick dust of the city of Rio for the fast surface of Acapulco. The Mexican tournament will be the only one in which it has a small cushion to score points.

And it is that after playing an exhibition against Rafael Nadal at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on March 5, Alcaraz will move to the first Masters 1000 of the course in Indian Wells. There he reached the semifinals in 2022 yielding with his compatriot Nadal.

Although the tourmalet of points to defend comes later with the titles of Miami, Barcelona and the Mutua Madrid Open. The margin to add will be in the land of Monte Carlo, where he gave way last year in his debut with Sebastian Korda, and at the Foro Itlico in Rome, where he was absent due to injury.

On the horizon, Roland Garros, the second great on the calendar and where he slipped into the quarterfinals, losing to the German Alexander Zverev.

What Alcaraz defends until Roland Garros

Australian Open 90 points

Rio de Janeiro 500 points

Indian Wells 360 Points

Miami 1,000 points

Monte Carlo 10 points

Barcelona 500 points

Mutua Madrid Open 1,000 points

Roland Garros 360 points

Nadal top seed in Australia

With the loss of Alcaraz Nadal will be the top seed in the Australian Open draw unless Stefanos Titsipas achieves two more United Cup victories, something complicated because he plays tomorrow with Matteo Berrettini with a 2-0 favorable to Italy. In Stefanos’s calculator Greece should be in the final.

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