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By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Tuesday, April 9, 2024

A right forearm injury has knocked Carlos Alcaraz out of Monte-Carlo.

The Wimbledon champion, who has been practicing in Monte-Carlo with taping around his right forearm, announced his withdrawal on social media.

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“I have been working in Monte-Carlo and trying to recover until the last minute from an injured pronator teres in my right arm, but it was not possible and I cannot play!” Alcaraz wrote on social media. “I was really looking forward to playing... See you next year!”

During the recent Sunshine Double, Alcaraz registered a 9-1 record stopping Jannik Sinner and Daniil Medvedev in succession to successfully defend his Indian Wells title then reaching the Miami Open quarterfinals where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov.

World No. 3 Alcaraz joins compatriot Rafael Nadal in withdrawing from the season's first Masters 1000 clay-court event.

Italian lucky loser Lorenzo Sonego replaces the third-seeded Alcaraz in the Monte-Carlo draw and will face Felix Auger-Aliassime in round two. 

Photo credit: Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters Facebook