Carlos Alcaraz will once again play an official match in the Buenos Aires tournament more than three months after his last appearance. The Spanish phenomenon at the Masters 1000 in Paris Bercy suffered an abdominal strain that jeopardized his season finale, causing him to miss his well-deserved first ATP Finals as world number one.
The 19-year-old was supposed to return as a regular for the Australian Open, but an unnatural movement in training caused him to strain the semimembranosus muscle in his right leg. This, of course, resulted in his withdrawal from the first Grand Slam of the year and the loss of his title as first in the ATP rankings.
Now the tennis player from El Palmar does not feel like stopping. Tomorrow he will challenge Laslo Djere to once again amaze the public and his fans as he did last season. Here are his impressions on this and other topics, at the Urbana Play microphones.
“It was hard to miss Australia. It was an important tournament for me, where I could score points and, of course, it’s a Grand Slam, which I want to win. It was difficult to watch it on television and see Djokovic take number one from me.
It was clear to me that number one would be taken from me sooner or later, I knew it would be difficult to keep it. Now the goal is to get it back as soon as possible. I haven’t competed for a long time and I want to get back on the court.
I saw the end. Novak’s level was very, very high and it was very difficult to beat him. I also saw many other games, but in Spain it was early in the morning and when I woke up they were already finishing, so I didn’t have time to see much”, said Alcaraz, who added: “On the track I think a lot about the phrase that My grandfather used to say: ‘Head, heart and balls’, but the one that comes to my mind the most is to go all out and not be afraid”.
Alcaraz won five ATP titles last year
Former tennis player Prakash Amritraj stated that he is thrilled to see Carlos Alcaraz back in action. “Guy looks in exceptional shape and look he’s not going to come back unless he’s a 100%.
His game is the type of game that’s a really physical game so he knows he can put himself in injuries’ way if he’s not 100%,” he said. “So love to see him back out there. He’s been spending a lot of time with the kids out there to. Signing a bunch of autographs and look it’s just such a great thing to have him back,” he added.