Carlos Alcaraz has withdrawn from the Queen’s Club Championship in London with an elbow injury.
The 19-year-old was due to appear at the ATP 500 event, widely regarded as a Wimbledon warm-up, for the first time.
“As u all know, I was super excited to play at Queens Tennis but a slight elbow issue means I can’t!” he wrote on Twitter.
“I hope to be there in 2023… see u all in the UK in a few days!”
Alcaraz reached the second round of Wimbledon last year on his first appearance.
Casper Ruud is now the highest ranked player (No. 8) in the tournament.