Mexican Open: Carlos Alcaraz unlikely to play in Acapulco, says coach Antonio Martinez Cascales2 min read
2022 US Open winner Carlos Alcaraz is unlikely to function within the Mexican Open, confirmed one in every of his coaches. The 19-year-old lately picked up an damage throughout his loss within the ultimate of the Rio Open.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Feb 28, 2023 23:22 IST
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By India Today Web Desk: 2022 US Open winner Carlos Alcaraz is unlikely to function within the Mexican Open, confirmed one in every of his coaches. The 19-year-old lately picked up an damage throughout his loss within the ultimate of the Rio Open.
Alcaraz’s coach, Antonio Martinez Cascales, stated that it could be troublesome for Alcaraz to play in Acapulco as a result of floor change.
“I hope it’s a simple contracture. But it’s difficult for him to play in Acapulco because of the surface change and without having any previous training,” stated Cascales as quoted by La Razon.
He went on to say that Alcaraz’s staff evaluated his damage in opposition to Cameron Norrie within the Rio Open ultimate, including that the Spaniard needed to proceed on with the match.
“We evaluated it. But he needed to proceed. There are gamers who take rather a lot to retire whereas they’re taking part in,” Cascales added.
Alcaraz wanted therapy on his leg through the semi-final of the Rio Open, earlier than choosing up one other damage on his different leg in opposition to Norrie within the ultimate, leaving him uncertain for the primary arduous courtroom occasion on the yr.
The 19-year-old, who spent greater than three months out of motion resulting from stomach and hamstring accidents, returned to the ATP Tour to win the Buenos Aires title by beating Cameron Norrie earlier than dropping to the Briton within the Rio ultimate on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Alcaraz signed himself up for the Hopman Cup, because the occasion is being relaunched after a four-year absence in June. The Nice Lawn Tennis Club will host the occasion as much as 2027 as a part of a five-year contract with ITF. Six nations will compete within the 2023 and 2024 editions, with an enlargement to eight nations from 2025.
The final time the Hopman Cup was performed, legendary tennis participant Roger Federer guided Switzerland to the title in opposition to Germany within the ultimate.
Feb 28, 2023