The young Spanish talent Carlos Alcaraz has experienced an extraordinary 2022. The Murcian has long been talked about as one of the most interesting possible talents on the world scene, but nobody would have expected such immediate growth.
The 19-year-old has won several ATP 500s and two Masters 1000s throughout the season and, above all, he won the US Open a few weeks ago. The Iberian talent thus won the first Grand Slam title of his career and, above all, became the youngest number one in history.
Extraordinary figures that nobody expected given his young age. However, after the album the first problems arose, Carlos showed some tiredness after a long year and seemed rusty in the last commitments. At the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 tournament he was forced to retire during the second set tiebreak against Danish Holger Rune, later winner of the tournament.
A few days ago, in a long statement on his social networks, Alcaraz made it clear that his season has ended. Due to this break, he will be forced to miss the ATP finals in Turin and the Davis Cup. These are his words: "After my retirement in France and after being evaluated by my medical team, Dr.
Juanjo López and Juanjo Moreno, unfortunately I have learned the extent of my injury: an internal oblique tear of the left abdominal wall," the world number one announced with great regret. He went on to stress: "The estimated recovery time is six weeks.
Unfortunately, I will not participate in the ATP Finals or the Davis Cup. It is hard and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important. The only thing I can do is be positive and focus on my recovery."
Alcaraz is currently unemployed, but the tennis player continues to lead the ATP ranking.
Musetti comments on Alcaraz
In an interview with Eurosport, Lorenzo Musetti spoke about Carlos Alcaraz: "Honestly I am very happy for him.
The fact that Carlos Alcaraz is number 1 in the world is incredible for him but also for me. On the one hand, because we are very good friends. On the other, because his advent helped me to stimulate myself even more. It motivated me to strengthen my game and character a little bit more to achieve great things in the near future," Musetti said.
"For now, the players you mentioned are better than me. We can expect a big rivalry between them in the coming years. I too hope to be part of that future. And I'm working hard for that," he further acknowledged.