Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz made an announcement on Thursday, revealing his regretful decision to withdraw from the upcoming ATP event in Basel due to injuries in his back and foot. The 20-year-old shared his disappointment on Instagram, expressing his intention to complete the remainder of the season. However, he highlighted the necessity of receiving treatment for plantar fascia issues in his left foot and muscle fatigue in his lower back.
In his Instagram post, Alcaraz stated, “Regrettably, I won’t be able to participate in Basel this year. I’m dealing with plantar fascia problems in my left foot and muscle fatigue in my lower back, both of which require treatment to continue playing this season. I look forward to returning to action soon.”
Alcaraz, ranked as the world number two, has had an impressive year with 72 matches played on the ATP Tour, securing six titles, including his notable Wimbledon victory in July against Novak Djokovic. Despite reaching the semi-finals of the US Open and making it to the last four in Beijing, he faced an early exit in the Shanghai Masters last week, losing in the round of 16.
While Alcaraz won’t be participating in Basel, he remains committed to the sport, with plans to compete in the Paris Masters starting on October 30. Additionally, he has already qualified for the prestigious ATP Finals in Turin, set to commence on November 12. Fans eagerly await his return, hoping to witness more of his remarkable talent on the tennis court.