New No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz has withdrawn from Italian Open

Alcaraz has just climbed up to No. 6 following his stunning run in the 2022 tennis season.

Carlos Alcaraz has concluded to not take part in the 79th edition of the Italian Open being held in Rome, Italy. The newly turned 19-year-old from Spain stated according to journalist Jose Manuel Amoros that he would prefer resting ahead of the French Open tournament in hope of winning his first Grand Slam.

According to journalist Jose Manuel Amoros, Alcaraz confirmed, “I have considered not going to Spain.” The Spaniard further said, “My goal is to win a Grand Slam and it’s better to rest to get to Roland Garros as well.” Alcaraz seemed to have injured himself during his intense match with Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. The injury didn’t look serious that time as he was back on clay to defeat the 21-times Grand Slam champion before he thrashed World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the semifinals and finally clinched the title outlasting No. 4 Alexander Zverev.

Alcaraz wants to be 100% fit in Paris for the Roland Garros tournament as he eyes his first major. According to tennis journalist Jose Morgado, the teen sensational was disturbed by his ankle this morning as well as blisters in his feet following his fall during the semifinals with Rafa in Madrid, Spain. The player suffered problems in walking and that’s what forced him to withdraw from the tournament in Rome.

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