Carlos Alcaraz looks to be in serious doubt for this week’s Acapulco ATP event after the Spaniard’s leg problems returned during a weekend finals loss in Rio to Brit Cam Norrie.

The Spanish teen was playing on one leg at some stages in the South American final; Alcaraz was flying to Mexico and his next event in hopes that his condition  might improve.

But hopes look to be long-odds at best. The youngster was forced to skip the trip to Australia due to the right leg problem.

“This is something that we have to evaluate with my doctor and my physio. We have to see the severity of the hamstring injury and see if I can play in Acapulco without taking too much risk,” Alcaraz said.

“I really want to play there. I will do everything possible to recover and be able to play.”

After playing back-to-back clay weeks in Buenos Aires and Rio, Alcaraz complains he is feeling the pressure.

“The schedule is very demanding. I have been playing at the highest level for 15 days, without stopping. 

“In the end discomfort arises and you notice things. You ask for the physio and they bandage your leg.

“But I felt pain in the same muscle where I had the injury last month. It’s hard. I have tried to play at my best level despite that setback.”

Main photo:- Cameron Norrie with winners trophy in Rio, having beaten Carlos Alcaraz in Sunday’s final.


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