Carlos Alcaraz was not 100% physically fit during his loss to Cameron Norrie in the Rio final on Sunday evening. There is now doubt about his participation in upcoming events in especially in those scheduled to happen in March; Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open.
Injury is not a good thing at such a young age. The Spaniard is just 19 and bossed with such epic injuries in an early career. The current legends including Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have also suffered with a lot of injuries in their carriers but the number 19 is too small to suffer.
The 19-year-old, seemed to be hampered by a right hamstring injury in his Rio semifinal showdown against Nicolas Jarry, had his left thing heavily taped during the third set against Norrie.
Struggling to move or push off while serving, Alcaraz failed to close out the final from 7-5, 3-0 up and from a break up in the third. Norrie rallied past his hobbled opponent to triumph after two hours and 41 minutes.
“Physically I couldn’t finish on the same level,” the world No 2 said in the aftermath of his loss to Norrie. “(The leg) influenced (the result) a lot.”
Alcaraz also confirmed that this is the same injury that forced him pull out of the Grand Slam Opener (Australian Open 2023) earlier this year.