Carlos Alcaraz, the rising Spanish tennis star, is unlikely to play in the Mexican Open in Acapulco this year, according to his coach Antonio Martinez Cascales.
Alcaraz, who is currently ranked No. 79 in the world, has been making waves on the ATP Tour since his breakthrough at the 2020 French Open. He has since reached the fourth round of the Australian Open and the third round of the Miami Open.
However, his coach has said that Alcaraz is unlikely to play in the Mexican Open due to the current pandemic situation.
“We are still evaluating the situation and the risks associated with traveling to Mexico,” said Martinez Cascales. “At the moment, we are not sure if it is safe for Carlos to travel and compete in Acapulco.”
The Mexican Open is scheduled to take place from April 5-11 and is one of the biggest tournaments on the ATP Tour. It is also one of the few tournaments that Alcaraz has yet to play in.
Alcaraz has been training hard in Spain and is eager to get back on the court. However, his coach is taking a cautious approach and is not willing to take any risks with his young star.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and will make a decision when the time is right,” said Martinez Cascales. “At the moment, it looks unlikely that Carlos will be able to play in Acapulco.”
The news is a blow to the Mexican Open, which was hoping to welcome Alcaraz to the tournament. However, the tournament organizers are still hopeful that the young Spaniard will be able to make an appearance in the future.