Carlos Alcaraz: 'I Really Want To Compete Again'

‘I really want to compete again’

2022 was the year of consecration for the young Spanish talent Carlos Alcaraz. The 19-year-old from Murcia won several tournaments and closed the season with an extraordinary victory at the 2022 US Open, the first Grand Slam of his career and a success that allowed him to become number one in the world.

Carlos has been designated in Spain as the heir to Rafael Nadal, while internationally many have pigeonholed him in the role of who will take the place of the Big Three. Unfortunately, after his victory, the Murcian talent had to deal with several physical problems, problems that first prevented him from playing in the ATP finals in Turin and then continued this year.

During the preparation for the new season, Alcaraz suffered a new physical problem, which forced him to skip the Australian tour. Djokovic’s victory in Melbourne also deprived him of the top spot in the standings, and now fans are looking forward to his return to the court.

Alcaraz is a high-level talent, a tennis player capable of combining athletic quality with great technical capacity. One of the most interesting shots of the Iberian tennis player is the drop shot, a shot with which he literally makes and has driven all his rivals crazy.

The Spanish tennis player spoke about his shots to the Tennis TV microphones and made the following statements: «Every time I try to see when the opponent is really far from the baseline and at that moment it is easier for me to make a drop shot.» Later, Carlos spoke about the possibility of using this shot against Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal and his words are forceful: «I want to say that it is very difficult to make a drop shot against Rafa or even like Novak Djokovic.»

Alcaraz amazed everyone

Injured in his right leg in training a few days before the Australian Open, Carlos Alcaraz prepares to return to the courts for the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires next week (February 13-19).

Recently interviewed by the Spanish press agency EFE, the man who has just lost his position as world number one to Novak Djokovic was impatient to finally resume the competition (he has not played since his withdrawal in the quarterfinals of the Masters 1000 in Paris before Rune on November 4, editor’s note).

“I really want to compete again. More than ever because I had never gone so long without playing tennis. It’s hard. But this break has been useful for me to understand what I can do better, both on and off the pitch.»

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