Carlos Alcaraz’s season seems to be far from over. The 21-year-old star caught the eyes of the tennis world last year after beating Casper Ruud in the finals of the US Open to claim his first Grand Slam and has since been in fine form. This season, Alcaraz won the Barcelona and Madrid Opens and the Indian Wells tournament, the most famous of all coming at the Wimbledon Championship where he defeated Novak Djokovic in the final.
Unfortunately, the Spanish star sustained a muscle injury while playing at the Rolex Shanghai Masters. He, however, has announced that he is recuperating and looking forward to competing at the Paris Masters.
Is Carlos Alcaraz going to compete at Paris Masters?
World no. 2 Carlos Alcaraz announced on social media that he is fit to play in the Rolex Paris Masters and the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. The Spanish star withdrew from the Swiss Indoors in Basel due to a left foot injury and muscle fatigue in his lower back. He suffered this injury at the Rolex Shanghai Masters, where he lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the 16th round.
“I have good news!” Alcaraz posted. “I am feeling better every day and I will play Paris-Bercy and be in Turin for the ATP Finals! Excited to finish the year on a high!”
Carlos Alcaraz will hope to find his form immediately in Paris after failing to lift a title since his Wimbledon triumph and perhaps he will resume his battle for ATP Year-End No. 1 presented by Pepperstone with Novak Djokovic. The 36-year-old Serbian star is currently leading the ATP Live Race to Turin, a good barometer for the year-end No. 1 battle, by 500 points with a maximum of 2,500 points up for grabs in Paris and Turin.
Alcaraz began the year pretty well after winning his third and fourth Masters 1000 titles at Indian Wells and Madrid but fell to a defeat in Cincinnati in a more than 3 hours final against Novak Djokovic. Carlos Alcaraz also surrendered his no. 1 world ranking to Djokovic at the U.S. Open, where he lost in the semi-final round to Daniil Medvedev.
The Paris Masters begin on the 30th October, while the ATP Finals in Turin begins on Nov. 12 and ends on Nov. 19.
Carlos Alcaraz injury update
At the beginning of the 2023 season, Carlos Alcaraz missed the Australian Open, due to a hamstring Injury. The Spaniard bounced back in an amazing style when he triumphed at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. But another injury saw him lose the Rio Open final against Cameron Norrie.
Another setback, but Alcaraz always responded well, the tennis star won back-to-back trophies at the Indian Wells tournament, Barcelona and Madrid Open, before reaching the semifinals of the French Open.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to play in Basel this year!” Alcaraz wrote on social media. “I have a problem with the plantar fascia in my left foot and muscle fatigue in my lower back which need treatment so I can play the rest of the season. I hope to see you all soon!”
Despite the ups and down this season, Carlos Alcaraz owns a 63-9 record this season including six titles, with two coming at the ATP Masters 1000 title at Indian Wells and Madrid Open and another at Wimbledon.