The ‘Operation world number one’ of Carlos Alcaraz is underway
Carlos Alcaraz trained with American Frances Tiafoe on Wednesday at Indian Wells, aiming to win the tournament.
According to the player from Murcia, who had to withdraw from the Acapulco Open 500 due to a right leg strain, he has recovered and is looking forward to the California tournament.
This Saturday, he will make his debut against the winner of Brandon Holt vs Thanasi Kokkinakis.
During a press conference, he said, “I am feeling good right now.”.
This is the first time I’ve trained with another player, and it’s been good. We played some points together.”
I’m ready after a few days of rest.”
At Indian Wells, Carlos Alcaraz can become world number one
Taking the title in the Californian desert would allow Alcaraz to replace the absent Novak Djokovic at the top of the world rankings. There are only 380 points between them.
It’s a good goal for me, and I’m going for it,” he said.
As much as I love this tournament, I would like to have a great result here.
I haven’t played a tournament on a hard surface in a long time, so I don’t consider myself the favorite.”
He became the youngest player to top the ATP rankings last time he played in America.
Although he can best deploy all his skills on hard court, he hasn’t played there since November 4, when he had to withdraw from the quarter-finals in Paris-Bercy.