Carlos Alcaraz, Cameron Norrie Retired From Acapulco ATP 500 Sport-rated
Top seed Carlos Alcaraz withdrew from the ATP 500 tournament in Acapulco on Tuesday with a strained right hamstring while fifth seed Cameron Norrie withdrew due to fatigue, organizers said. Both had been in the order of play on Tuesday, just three days after Great Britain’s Norrie recovered to beat an ill Alcaraz 5-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the Rio Open final. That result had left world number two Alcaraz with new health problems after being seen repeatedly by the physio.
“I have a grade 1 strain in my right hamstring that is going to leave me out for several days, according to the tests they did this morning,” Alcaraz said in a tweet. “I am very sad that I cannot compete here, but now is the time to think about recovering and getting ready as soon as possible. I hope to see you all soon!”
The 19-year-old had returned to competition with a win in Buenos Aires a week earlier, ending a four-month injury layoff.
She needed heavy bandaging on her right thigh midway through the second set of the final in Rio, when she collapsed to a 3-0 lead as Norrie came from behind.
Norrie, who had lost to Alcaraz in the Buenos Aires final, claimed the biggest clay-court title of his career in Rio.
The lefty leads the ATP Tour in match wins this season with 18, compared to three losses.
“Unfortunately I have to retire from Acapulco,” Norrie said on Instagram. “It’s one of my favorite tournaments, so it’s very difficult for me to retire.”
Each player will be replaced in the draw by one lucky loser as they turn their attention to getting in shape for the prestigious ATP 1000 event in Indian Wells, which begins on March 8.
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