World No.1 Carlos Alcaraz has withdrawn from the Australian Open after suffering another injury blow.
Alcaraz, 19, had his 2022 curtailed by an abdominal tear, but the Spaniard revealed on his social media channels he has now sustained an injury to “the semimembranosus muscle in my right leg”.
“I’d worked so hard to get to my best level for Australia but unfortunately I won’t be able to play the Care A2+ Kooyong or the Australian Open,” he wrote.
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“It’s tough, but I have to be optimistic, recover and look forward.”
Alcaraz last played a professional match in October, when he was forced to withdraw from the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters with an abdominal tear.
The injury ended his season and stopped him from…