Alcaraz To Miss ATP Finals And Davis Cup Finals

Carlos Alcaraz (photo: JC Ferrero Equelite)

STARNBERG, November 5, 2022

Carlos Alcaraz announced on Saturday that he is forced to end his exceptional 2022 season. The World No. 1 from Spain will not compete in the Nitto ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals because of an internal oblique muscle tear in his left abdominal wall.

“After my withdrawal yesterday and having been evaluated by my medical team, @drlopezmartinez and @JuanjoMoreno_M, unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks,” Alcaraz posted on Twitter.

“Unfortunately I won’t make the ATP Finals or the Davis Cup Finals. It is tough and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important to me, but all I can do is be positive and focus on my recovery. Thank you for the support! 😘”

Alcaraz completes his season with a 57-13 record. On 12 September he became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings.

The 19-year-old claimed five ATP Tour titles this season, including his first two ATP Masters 1000 crowns (Miami and Madrid) as well as his maiden Grand Slam trophy at the US Open. Alcaraz will be replaced in the Nitto ATP Finals field by Taylor Fritz from the United States.