Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz Withdraw from Monte Carlo Masters

Two of Spain's most iconic tennis players, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, have announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters tournament,

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Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz Withdraw from Monte Carlo Masters

Two of Spain's most iconic tennis players, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, have announced that they will not be participating in the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters tournament, set to take place between April 8th and 16th.

Injury Keeps Nadal Out of the Game

Rafael Nadal, a well-known champion on clay courts, has had to withdraw from the prestigious Monte Carlo Masters due to lingering injury issues.

In a statement, Nadal expressed his disappointment at missing out on one of his favorite tournaments, saying: "Unfortunately, I am still not ready to compete and will miss one of those special tournaments I always love to play...

Monte Carlo is and has been a key event in my career, but unfortunately, I will have to miss it again since I am still not ready to compete without the risk of getting injured."

Alcaraz Joins Nadal in Withdrawal

Moments after Nadal's announcement, fellow Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz revealed that he too would be unable to participate in the Monte Carlo Masters, due to persistent soreness following the recent Indian Wells and Miami Open tournaments.

Alcaraz stated: "After two months of competing, I'm happy to be back home but sad that I finished my semi-final match in Miami with soreness... After visiting my doctor in Murcia today and being evaluated, I will not be able to go to Monte Carlo to start the tour on the ground."

Nadal's Timetable for Return Remains Uncertain

Despite initial speculation that Nadal might be able to make a comeback in Monte Carlo, the Spanish legend was quick to dispel such rumors, saying: "I don't know who gets this information...

If it were true, I would confirm it, but unfortunately, I can't. I'm following my course and I don't know when I'll play again, that's the truth. I'm in a phase of increasing work. If I knew when I was going to return, I would say so, but I don't know.

I can't confirm that I will play in Monte Carlo, things are seen day by day. I prefer to say things when I really know them." This news will likely come as a welcome development for World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic, who was set to face stiff competition from Nadal and Alcaraz in his pursuit of the Monte Carlo Masters title.

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