During an interview with Tennis Channel, Prakash Amritraj confided that he will be rooting for Carlos Alcaraz. He explained: “The boy seems to me to be in great shape and I can’t wait for him to take the court. He wouldn’t have come back if he wasn’t 100%.
His game is very physical and he risks suffering injuries if he is not in the best condition. We are all curious to see how he will play in Buenos Aires. He hasn’t played an official match in a while and it’s great to have him back on the Tour.
” Guest on the latest edition of the Monday Match Analysis Show, the well-known journalist Steve Flink said that Alcaraz will face much more pressure this year: “Carlos Alcaraz was the kid on the rise in 2022 and could play on the wings of enthusiasm.
His performance he left everyone speechless and even managed to end the year at the top of the ATP rankings. He himself admitted that he did not expect to achieve such results so soon. Perhaps he hoped to end 2022 in the Top 10 or Top 5 , instead he reached the top.
It won’t be easy to confirm.”
Alcaraz’s come back
Alcaraz has not played an official match since the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy 2022, when he was forced to retire against Holger Rune due to an abdominal tear. That injury had turned out to be more serious than expected and the Spaniard had to miss both the ATP Finals in Turin and the Davis Cup finals in Malaga.
Carlos’2023 did not start auspiciously, as a leg injury prevented him from playing the Australian Open. As if that weren’t enough, the 19-year-old Spanish star lost the first position of the ATP ranking in favor of Novak Djokovic, who triumphed for the tenth time at Melbourne Park.
The Spaniard’s season started on the red clay of Buenos Aires, where he met Laslo Djere in the second round Alcaraz won the match. It will be not easy for Juan Carlos Ferrero’s player to confirm himself after the repeated exploits of last year, in which he managed to win a Grand Slam (the US Open) and two Masters 1000 (Miami and Madrid).