Carlos Alcaraz (World No. 3) withdraws from Monte-Carlo

Carlos Alcaraz (full name Carlos Alcaraz Garfia) who has been ranked as the world No. 1 in professional tennis sports in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, and is currently World No. 3 withdrew from Monte-Carlo Masters.

Carlos Alcaraz (World No. 3) withdraws from Monte-Carlo

In Short:

  • Carlos Alcaraz withdraws from Monte-Carlo Masters due to a right forearm injury.
  • Alcaraz had been struggling with his form recently, losing in the Miami Open quarterfinals and missing a title since Wimbledon.
  • This withdrawal opens up the draw for other contenders like Novak Djokovic who won his first round match.

Carlos Alcaraz was forced to withdraw from the Monte-Carlo Masters on Tuesday due to a right forearm injury. The Spaniard's absence leaves a significant gap in the tournament, with Carlos Alcaraz having been a contender for the title.

Carlos Alcaraz's withdrawal comes just a few days after his disappointing run at the Miami Open, where he was upset by Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals and underperformed. This latest setback also raises too many questions about his form and fitness heading into the clay-court season.

"I have been working in Monte Carlo and trying to recover until the last minute from an injured pronator teres in my right arm, but it was not possible and I cannot play!" Carlos Alcaraz wrote on social media hoping to play next year.

To your notes: The 20-year-old was scheduled to face Felix Auger-Aliassime in the second round after receiving a first-round bye. Auger-Aliassime will now face a lucky loser in his place.

However, Carlos Alcaraz's absence opens the door for other players to make a deep run in Monte-Carlo and make their marks as the opportunity is now there for them.

The now World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who cruised to victory in his opening match, is now the clear favorite.

This is the second year in a row that Carlos Alcaraz has missed the Monte-Carlo Masters. He has yet to win a title on clay, despite his success on other surfaces and being a famous tennis player around the globe.

Fans of Carlos Alcarez will be hoping for a swift recovery for him, as they eagerly await his return to the court ASAP.