'Carlos Alcaraz has paid for his efforts but...', says former ace
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 30034
How could it be otherwise, as soon as a new Grand Slam title was consummated for the Serbian tennis player, congratulations arrived. One of them came from one of his new rivals on tour: Carlos Alcaraz. In addition to reaching 10 crowns at the Australian Open and 22 at Grand Slams, the Serbian tennis player took another prize by regaining his place as number one in the world.
Once again the ATP ranking will begin with the name that has occupied that position the most times. The loser in this scenario is precisely Alcaraz, who will leave his throne vacant having not been able to play the first "big" of the season due to injury.
The 19-year-old Spanish youth took advantage of his Twitter account to send him a message from a distance. “Congratulations Novak Djokovic on the Australian Open and world number one! Very well deserved! I hope to see you on the court!" Wrote the former leader of the ATP ranking.
The publication was accompanied by a large number of messages from his own fans that invite him to recover and that he once again opt for the first place in the men's ranking. It should be noted that Djokovic and Alcaraz have barely met once on the ATP circuit, which was last year's semifinal at the Masters 1000 in Madrid, and where the Spaniard took the victory.
This is the first of still many clashes that are expected between these two generational banners of the 'white sport' Who do you think will finish the 2023 season as number one in the world?
Corretja opens up on Alcaraz
Alex Corretja was kind enough to examine the Carlos Alcaraz case soon to be back on the courts.
For Alex, Carlito has paid for his efforts but he will be back. "I think the big effort he made to win the Us Open, to become world number one, all that, it's normal that it takes a lot of energy and it also takes a little time to understand what what happens when you're number one and expectations.
It will soon be ready again. I don't think he should be obsessed with being number one in the world. I don't think his current objective should be to defend this position, because otherwise it would be something else. Not only a pressure, but also an extra weight on your shoulders that you don't need so young, at that age."