Alcaraz out for the season with injury

Carlos Alcaraz will miss the rest of the season, including both the season-ending ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals, after picking up an abdominal injury at the Paris Masters.

Alcaraz retired injured during his quarter-final match against Holger Rune on Friday after he received medical treatment for an abdominal strain.

The 19-year-old opted to retire in a bid to be fit for the November 13-20 ATP Finals but he won't recover in time to represent Spain at the Davis Cup Finals later in the month either.

"After my withdrawal yesterday and having been evaluated by my medical team... 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 said in a statement.

"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."

American Taylor Fritz, who is ninth in the ATP Race, is in line to take Alcaraz's spot at the season-ending ATP Finals in Turin.