'Carlos Alcaraz needed time to...', says top analyst
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 3472
The list of players who will participate in the 2023 Acapulco Open has been defined. The organization of the most important tennis tournament in Latin America announced the table that will play its 30th edition, where the defending champion Rafael Nadal will not participate.
Without the greatest winner in the history of the Mexican ATP 500, it will be his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz who will lead the main draw. Alcaraz, current number two in the world, will get back on track after his stops on the South American tour on brick dust.
Along with the Grand Slam winner, he will be accompanied by four other members of the top-10: the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, the American Taylor Fritz and the Danish Holger Rune. The NextGen will be present with great force in the contest that takes place in the paradisiacal port of Acapulco.
They will be joined by the British Cameron Norrie (11) and a group of American players including Frances Tiafoe (15), Tommy Paul (19), Sebastian Korda (26), Jenson Brooksby (38), John Isner (42) , J.J. Wolf (48), Brandon Nakashima (50) and Marcos Girón (57).
There will also be the return of the giant Reilly Opelka. Other outstanding players who will be present will be the Italian Matteo Berrettini (22), the Australian Alex de Miñaur (25), the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (27), the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (33), the Serbian Miomir Kecamanovic (34), the French Richard Gasquet (46), his compatriot Adrian Mannarino (58) and the Slovakian Alex Molcan (55).
As for the Mexican players, it was announced that a wildcard will be awarded to the youthful Rodrigo Pacheco. These are the confirmed tennis players for the 30th edition of the AMT. What did you think of the list of players announced by MEXTENIS?
Carlos Alcaraz is coming back
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."