Barcelona Open: Defending Champion Carlos Alcaraz Won’t Be Able to Face Idol Rafael Nadal as He Drops Saddening Update

Barcelona Open: Defending Champion Carlos Alcaraz Won’t Be Able to Face Idol Rafael Nadal as He Drops Saddening Update

Action shifts after Monte Carlo as the top seeds eye next stop. As the players have already started to prepare for the upcoming clay court event in Barcelona, Spanish tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz stand to be the most discussed names for the tournament. Initially included in Saturday’s draw, Alcaraz made a surprise withdrawal the following day.

Carlos Alcaraz’s withdrawal from the Monte Carlo Masters, owing to his right forearm injury, saddened the fans. While everyone was expecting to see the same dominance that he presented back in Indian Wells, they missed it out, expecting him to defend the title in Barcelona. However, as the recent update showed up, the fans will have to keep waiting to see him play.

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell along with Carlos A

The depth of disappointment becomes even deeper as the draws unveiled a possible showdown between Alcaraz and Nadal. While the tennis star has decided to take more time to recover from the injury in his arm, it still remains to be seen if he will be able to step back for the competitions ahead.