'Carlos Alcaraz has got to really pace himself through the years', says analyst

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by Simone Brugnoli
'Carlos Alcaraz has got to really pace himself through the years', says analyst

For the second year in a row, Carlos Alcaraz may miss the Mexican Tennis Open. Although at first it seems that he is not in his plans, in the end there is the possibility that the first seed of the Acapulco ATP 500 ends up absent from its 30th edition.

Carlitos seems to come from a great physical exhaustion during his participation in the two stops that he played in the South American tour, where he won the Argentina Open and reached the final at the Rio Open. Precisely in this match against the British Cameron Norrie, the Spaniard came out sore from a hamstring problem that could prevent him from playing his next stop on the tour.

"Right now I don't know. I finished the final half an hour ago and it's something that we have to evaluate with my doctor and my physio. We have to see the severity of the hamstring injury and see if I can play in Acapulco without risk.

I really want to play there. I will do everything possible to recover and be able to play," said the current number two in the world. Last year he was absent from the stop for Mexico citing physical discomfort just after winning the Rio Open.

On that occasion he had a Davis Cup commitment at the door that made him return home. It should be noted that Carlitos is scheduled to debut next Tuesday in Acapulco, in a difficult first-round duel against American Mackenzie McDonald.

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“We could tell (he) has got an issue there, a serious issue – trying to play through it,” Steve Flink said on the 'Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis' podcast. “Let’s just hope that Carlos is wise about his schedule for the next month.

It isn’t even just a matter of Carlos thinking about this near-term, he has got to really pace himself through the years,” he said. “He’s had a lot of woes, you might say; A lot of issues with his body and he’s clearly a very fit, young man, but he’s gotta pace himself. And we want to see him around this game into his 30s like the three icons of this generation.

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