The goal of 2-time Slam champion Carlos Alcaraz is to recover 100% for the last major seasonal event before the ATP Finals: the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris Bercy.
On the occasion of the last Masters 1000 event of the season, the 20-year-old Spaniard will be able to resume the hunt for the first position in the ranking held by Novak Djokovic. To do this, however, he will certainly have to change gear compared to the last few weeks, in which he appeared a little subdued and tired.
However, Alcaraz's season remains of an absolute level. He managed to collect his first title at Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Madrid and the ATP 500 in Barcelona and Queen's. An extraordinary result, but which was not enough, at least for now, to guarantee him the no.1 spot in the ATP ranking.
The Spaniard has accumulated 72 matches on the Tour in 2023, 21 more than the Serbian champion. 63 wins and 9 losses in 15 tournaments on the circuit. Compared to 2022, Juan Carlos Ferrero's player has already played two more games.
Djokovic, on the other hand, took part in 10 tournaments, winning 46 of the 51 matches played. Still an impressive figure. The performance of the Russian Daniil Medvedev also remains highly respectable, capable of bringing home 60 victories in 74 matches played this year.
Carlitos is ready to come back after skipping Basel
After the disappointing Asian swing ended with a scorching elimination against the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16 of the ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has announced a period of break from competitions.
The world number 2 has chosen as a precaution to skip the ATP 500 in Basel, from 23 to 29 October, to have more time available to recover from the inflammation in his left foot and the discomfort in the gluteal muscles suffered in recent days .
"Unfortunately I won't be able to play in Basel this year! I have a plantar fascia problem in my left foot and muscle strain in my lower back, which needs treatment to be able to play the rest of the season. Hope to see you all soon," he he said on his social media channels.
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