TENNIS star Carlos Alcaraz was forced to call a physio after cutting his finger during the Cincinnati Open final on Sunday.
Amazon PrimeAlcaraz required medical attention after smashing his hand on a plastic box[/caption]
Amazon PrimeThe Spaniard cut his finger on the box[/caption]
After winning the first set, Alcaraz lost a championship point in the second before narrowly losing out again in the third.
The 20-year-old let his frustration get the better of him midway through the match when he slammed his hand down on a plastic box during a break… which led to him cutting his finger.
He then had to call the physio over to get it bandaged up before play continued.
Alcaraz broke down in tears after the nearly four-hour match, while Djokovic admitted it was one of the “toughest” matches he had ever played in.
The Serbia-born tennis star also received treatment from the physio during the match.
After struggling with the brutal 35 degree heat during the first set, he was checked over by medics during a break before continuing.
Djokovic was then able to fight back in the second and third sets.
And he ripped off his shirt in celebration after claiming the match point.
GettyDjokovic ripped his shirt off to celebrate the win[/caption]
World No.1 Alcaraz was quick to congratulate the world No.2 after the match.
He said: “It’s going to be tough for me to talk right now but I’ll try to do my best. First of all, I want to congratulate Novak once again.
“It’s amazing sharing the court with you, playing you, learning from you.
“This match was really close but I learned a lot from a champion like you so congratulations to you and your team.”