Alcaraz resigns from the Rome Masters 1000 due to new discomfort

MADRID.- The number three in the world, Carlos Alcarazannounced this Friday that she will be absent from the tournament Rome due to new problems in his right arm, after the injury that had already prevented him from being in Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

“I felt pain after playing in Madrid, discomfort in my arm. Today I had some tests and I have muscle edema in the pronator teres, a consequence of my last injury,” explained Alcaraz, in a message on his official Instagram account. Instagram.

“Unfortunately I will not be able to play in Rome. I need rest to recover and be able to play 100% without pain,” concluded the tennis player, in his brief message in Spanish and English, under a photo of himself on the court with the head down.

Alcaraz, who was already absent in Monte Carlo and Barcelona due to problems with her right forearm, was able to play in the Madrid Masters 1000, although she admitted that she had had doubts until the last moment.

The young man from Murcia, current double champion of the Madrid tournament, fell on Wednesday in the quarterfinals against the Russian Andrey Rublev 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Alcaraz had defeated the German Jan-Lennard Struff (N.24) in the round of 16 by 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/4) in a demanding match, a repeat of the final last year, and before that against the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild in two sets, 6-3, 6-3 and the Kazakh Alexander Shevchenko (6-2, 6-1).

“Neither my team, nor myself, when I arrived here and did my first training session, thought I would reach where I have arrived,” Alcaraz stated after his defeat at Madrid's Caja Mágica.

“It's a very positive week, a day before I didn't know if I was going to be able to play, we have reached the quarterfinals, we have played great games, at a good level, in general it has been positive,” added the world number three.

Alcaraz never had clarity:

During the tournament, Alcaraz claimed to have had no problems playing, although he admitted that he still did not completely trust his forearm.

“Every time I jump onto the court I try to do my best, but every time I'm forced, every time I hit a forehand that's perhaps more aggressive than what I've been doing, the thought comes about how he's going to react. the forearm,” he had stated.

Now, Alcaraz will not be at the last big stop before Roland Garros, one of the Spanish tennis player's goals.