World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain will miss the remainder of this season with a torn oblique muscle.
The 2022 U.S. Open champion retired from Friday’s quarterfinal match against Denmark’s Holger Rune at the Rolex Paris Masters during the second-set tiebreak, citing an abdominal injury.
“Unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks,” Alcaraz posted Saturday on Twitter.
After my withdrawal yesterday and having been evaluated by my medical team, @drlopezmartinez and @JuanjoMoreno_M, unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks. pic.twitter.com/MbVHhJF1Oe
— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) November 5, 2022
Alcaraz announced his withdrawal from the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, Italy (Nov. 13-20), as well as Spain’s Davis Cup quarterfinal matchup with Croatia in Malaga, Spain (Nov. 23).
“It is tough and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important to me, but all I can do is be positive and focus on my recovery,” Alcaraz posted. “Thank you for the support!”
Alcaraz, 19, compiled a 57-13 singles record and won five titles in 2022, including his first grand slam trophy in New York in September and his first two ATP 1000 events (Miami and Madrid).
On Sept. 12, he became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the ATP rankings.
American Taylor Fritz will replace Alcaraz in the field at the Nitto ATP Finals.
–Field Level Media