Carlos Alcaraz reportedly doesn't plan on playing any tournaments leading up to the Australian Open, via Marca. Alcaraz, 20, missed this year's Australian Open after sustaining a knee injury in the offseason. After missing the 2023 Australian Open, Alcaraz is eager not to miss out on the 2024 Australian Open edition as well.
By not playing any tournaments leading up to the Australian Open, Alcaraz would absolutely reduce the risk of getting injured or suffering a setback ahead of the opening Grand Slam of the 2024 season.
MARCA reporting that Alcaraz won't play any warm-up tournament for the Australian Open in 2024.
Alcaraz wants to play all four Grand Slams in 2024
This year, Alcaraz appeared in three Grand Slams and won one Major title at Wimbledon.
At the start of his Asian swing in Beijing, Alcaraz said that playing in all four Grand Slams next year is his first Slam wish for 2024. "Well, next year I'm looking for playing the four Grand Slams. I hope to not miss any of them.
I will try to do the same things that I'm doing this year. I could be more than happy if I won the same tournaments that I won so far of the results that I'm doing this year. That's my goal to next year. That's obviously. Right now I'm really happy with the level I'm playing, with the result I receive so far.
The year is not over. There is few tournaments ahead. So hopefully to end that year as good as it started," Alcaraz said. Also in Beijing, Alcaraz said that praises he often receives are not causing him to feel extra pressure. "Well, I don't feel that pressure.
For me is great to be surrounded by legends and hear good words from them. But I try not to take as important as it is. It's just happy to hear that and try to simulate it on the court, you know, my joy. It's something great for me, but I try not to listen it too much," Alcaraz said.