Carlos Alcaraz skipped Rio Open 2024 tournament due to injury

Carlos Alcaraz skipped Rio Open

Carlos Alcaraz skipped Rio Open 2024 tournament due to injury

Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz skipped his first-round match against Thiago Monteiro due to his injury at the Rio Open 2024. It came after his ankle got injured.

It happened when Carlos put down his right foot to stop moving forward, but his right ankle rolled badly. As a result, he fell on his back. He needed medical care after twisting his right ankle against Brazilian Wild Card Thiago when he attempted to make a second point. But he returned to the court a few minutes later with heavy strapping.

He continued despite the hurt ankle and broke the score of Thiago. But Carlos Alcaraz skipped the Rio Open after getting broken in the next game. He ended the match with 1-1.

Carlos told reporters he will have an ankle test to see if it is serious. He felt horrible. That was the first impression he got. He was in pain after falling, so he assumed it would be tough to continue if he was still experiencing those feelings.

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Furthermore, after a few points, it still did not feel good. He could not move well and knew he would be unable to continue. He feared it might be worse if he continued playing for such a long time, so he decided to retire from the Rio Open.

Carlos Alcaraz is the number two tennis player in the world after Serbian Novak Djokovic. Carlos won the Rio Open title in 2022. He was the runner-up and finished second last year in the Rio Open 2023, losing to Briton Cameron Norrie.

However, he arrived in Rio after losing to Nicolas Jarry of Chile in the semi-finals of the Buenos Aires Open last week. He confirmed earlier that he will compete in Queen’s Club Championships before defending his Wimbledon title in July. Moreover, the two-time major champion will try to be fit enough to defend his Indian Wells title next month.

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