Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated at the 2023 US Open by eventual finalist Daniil Medvedev, failing to defend the title he won last season, and being overtaken as ATP ranking leader by Novak Djokovic. The young world no.2 returned to Spain, after the American disappointment, where he attended a bullfight in the Plaza de Toros de La Condomina in Murcia, together with the bullfighter Pepín Liria and with José Antonio Camacho.
Alcaraz received a standing ovation from the fans present in the Plaza de Toros.
After the elimination in New York, where he was defending champion, Carlitos decided to take a period of rest, to recover from the efforts of the last few months: "I don't think I'll think about it for a long time.
🏆🎾 ¡¡UN CAMPEÓN EN LOS TOROS!!🏆🎾
El tenista @carlosalcaraz, actual número dos del mundo y el mejor deportista español del momento, se encuentra hoy presenciando la corrida de toros en Murcia junto al torero Pepín Liria y al entrenador José Antonio Camacho.#TodosALosToros… pic.twitter.com/Rgj2AjX9TI — Fundación Toro Lidia (@ftorodelidia) September 11, 2023
I have to learn, because I want to improve. I think these types of matches help you grow and be better in these types of situations. I have to talk to my team, with Juan Carlos Ferrero, and see how I can improve. These types of matches can happen, even if I feel more mature than a year ago.
He played really well. I couldn't find any solutions in the game. I thought I could find them when the game wasn't going in the right direction, but after this game I'll change my mind. I'm not mature enough to handle this type of encounter yet.
I have to learn from this." The Spanaird also explained his decision on Instagram: "I was very excited to play for Davis in Valencia, but I have to listen to my body after a very long tour. I need to stop and rest, physically and mentally.
The calendar is very busy, there is still a lot of season and now I need to recharge my batteries. Good luck to the Spanish team! I will support you strongly!
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