Carlos Alcaraz Celebrates 21st Birthday Today; Won’t Be In Rome Draw Due To Arm

by Staff | May 5th, 2024, 12:03 pm
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After a positive return to tennis last week at the Madrid Masters, Carlos Alcaraz felt better of it to skip the Rome Masters and continue to get his right forearm into better shape for the French Open later this month.

Alcaraz, who turns 21 on Sunday, said Friday that his arm is still not 100% back.

“I felt some pain after playing in Madrid, some discomfort in my arm,” Alcaraz posted. “Today I did some tests and I have a muscle edema in my pronator teres, a consequence of my recent injury. Unfortunately I will not be able to play in Rome. I need to rest so I can recover and play 100% pain free. I am very sorry, I will see you next year @InteBNLdItalia”

In his European clay debut, Alcaraz fell to a hot-handed Andrey Rublev in three sets in Madrid. Afterward, he said he would probably play Rome.

“Today probably I felt more in the forearm than yesterday’s match,” Alcaraz said earlier in the week. “I mean, playing three hours yesterday, I knew that I’m gonna feel something or I’m gonna think about it even more.

“But, you know, playing someone like Rublev that I couldn’t push him to the limit in every point is tough. But yeah, the end of the match, I sliced the forehand a bit more. Well, it was difficult feelings, let’s say, at the end of the match, but, I mean, the point is that I’m gonna go to Rome. I’m going to work these days to be close to 100% or in a good way to play Rome, but I’m gonna decide these days.

“But I think I’ll be okay to play Rome.”

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