Carlos Alcaraz shows worrying physical condition: Monte Carlo at risk

The young Spaniard trained with his arm in a sling in Monte-Carlo

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Carlos Alcaraz shows worrying physical condition: Monte Carlo at risk

There is concern about the physical condition of Carlitos Alcaraz, who practiced on the clay-courts of the Monte Carlo Country Club with a clear bandage on his right arm.

The young Spaniard did not mention any physical problems in the press conference, but according to what was reported by Sky Sport he did not train pushing as usual during the last practice session, raising great concern about his current conditions.

We have to understand if Alcaraz applied the bandage to his right arm as a precaution or to protect an area that is causing him pain at the moment.

However, the Spaniard interrupted his training earlier than expected.

Carlitos' way at Monte Carlo

Carlitos has been drawn in the top half of the draw and could face Felix Auger-Aliassime. The main obstacles in his way, considering the current ranking, are Ugo Humbert, Hubert Hurkacz and Casper Ruud. Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev should be the main suspects to reach the semi-finals on his main draw side.

The Serbian champion is not experiencing one of his best moments and is coming off a bad defeat against Luca Nardi at the ATP Masters 1000 in Indian Wells. The Russian, however, is the reigning champion and it will not be easy for him to manage the pressure of defending such an important title.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz© Megan Briggs / Stringer Getty Images Sport

The possible new chapter in the rivalry between Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner would only take place if the two protagonists reached the final in Monte-Carlo.

"I only played against Jannik once on clay and he beat me, so I don't know what to expect. He is an incredible player on all surfaces, grass, hard or clay. He adapts his tennis very, very well. Every time we play each other, regardless of the surface, we play great tennis," said Alcaraz.

Now, the bandage applied to his right arm has worried Alcaraz's fans who, on the eve of the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo, risks starting the event with physical problems or, in the worst case scenario, having to give up the tournament.

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