Carlos Alcaraz says he is looking forward to Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as he tries to keep improving ahead of his comeback at the Argentine Open this week. The world No. 2 has not played a match since November and appears to have high expectations as he admits he can’t stop thinking about winning during his injury layoff.
Alcaraz returned to action at the Argentine Open this week, more than 100 days after playing his last match at the Paris Masters, which ended with his retirement due to injury. With the 19-year-old set to return to Australia last month, he picked up a second injury and has had to delay his return so far.
While the US Open winner spent three months on the sidelines, he appeared to have high expectations of himself in Buenos Aires as he made it clear he had some successful training sessions as he hinted he was hoping to lift the title. “It will be my first tournament since Paris.” The teenager said to Marca.
“It’s been four months, but I always think about winning. I know it won’t be easy after not competing for so long. I came a few days before training with good players and I’m at that pace. I know my coach won here and he told me good things about the tournament.” .
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Alcaraz enjoyed a stellar season in 2022 winning five titles, including his first US Open title. With the win, he became the youngest world No. 1 player in ATP history and the first teenager to win a Grand Slam title since Nadal 17 years ago, but the 19-year-old says he still looks forward to continuing to improve his game as he cites the ability of the Big Three. To continue to adapt.
He explained, “The best player in history, like Rafa, Roger and Novak, never stagnate and have been improving over time.” “I hope to do these little jumps and improve my tennis performance physically and mentally.”
While the Spanish teen has already reached the top of the sport by winning a Slam tournament and reaching the top of the rankings, he added: “I achieved my dream very quickly and it surprised me a bit. I need and want to keep improving, that’s the key.
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