Just recovered from his abdominal injury that forced him to withdraw from his last quarterfinal at the Rolex Paris Masters, Carlos Alcaraz is already looking ahead to the Australian Open, which will take place from January 16th to 29th. Currently in Tenerife to recharge his batteries, the Spanish player spoke in a press conference and assured that “things are improving little by little and with patience” to be fit for the first Grand Slam of the year. The world number one talked about his new status of leader of the ATP Tour.
“It’s going to be a tough season because I’m now the favorite and there’s going to be a lot of pressure on me. I’m trying to keep the good side and not let it go to my head. In the end, beating your idols is an incredible event” he said in a statement reported by Mundo Deportivo. Always compared to his idol and now runner-up Rafael Nadal, the youngest of the Spaniards says: “There is no point in comparing. It doesn’t matter if I have the number one title now, Rafa’s whole career counts a lot”. And he concludes that the choice of Tenerife is not insignificant: “The ideal place to prepare for the Australian Open, because the climate is very similar!
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