Alcaraz to miss Wimbledon tune-up event with elbow issue

LONDON (Reuters): Spain s Carlos Alcaraz will miss next week s Wimbledon tune-up event at Queen s Club in London due to a slight elbow issue, the 19-year-old said on Wednesday.

Alcaraz, who has taken the tennis world by storm this year, reached the quarter-finals at the French Open last month, becoming the youngest player in 29 years to reach two Grand Slam quarter-finals after also making the U.S. Open last eight.

“As u all know, I was super excited to play at @QueensTennis but a slight elbow issue means I can t! I hope to be there in 2023… see u all in the UK in a few days!” the world number seven tweeted.

The teenager, who won back-to-back titles in Barcelona and Madrid on clay, will look to continue his good form on grass ahead of Wimbledon which begins on June 27.