Carlos Alcaraz on Saturday withdrew from the Nitto ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals because of an internal oblique muscle tear in his left abdominal wall, ending his season. 

“After my withdrawal yesterday and having been evaluated by my medical team, @drlopezmartinez and @JuanjoMoreno_M, unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks,” Alcaraz tweeted. “Unfortunately I won’t make the ATP Finals or the Davis Cup Finals. It is tough and painful for me to miss these two events, which are so important to me, but all I can do is be positive and focus on my recovery. Thank you for the support! 😘”

After my withdrawal yesterday and having been evaluated by my medical team, @drlopezmartinez and @JuanjoMoreno_M, unfortunately this is the result of my injury: an internal oblique muscle tear in the left abdominal wall with an estimated recovery time of six weeks. pic.twitter.com/MbVHhJF1Oe

— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) November 5, 2022

Alcaraz completes his season with a 57-13 record. On 12 September he became the youngest World No. 1 in the history of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.

The 19-year-old won five tour-level titles in 2022, including his first two ATP Masters 1000 victories (Miami and Madrid) and his first Grand Slam trophy at the US Open.

Despite his withdrawal, Alcaraz is still in position to finish year-end World No. 1. He leads Rafael Nadal by 1,000 points and Stefanos Tsitsipas by 1,470 points in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings.

The Spaniard will be replaced in the Nitto ATP Finals field by Taylor Fritz. The American enjoyed a breakout 2022 season, including a run to his first Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells.

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