Alcaraz attempts to recharge the batteries ahead of Wimbledon

Jarnel Dhillon
By:
Jarnel Dhillon
03/07/2023
Tennis
Could Carlos Alcaraz be the man to upset the formidable Novak Djokovic in his quest for 24 Slams?

News Insights

  • Spainard pulls out of the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic with recovery and preparation at the forefront of his mind.
  • Alcaraz spotted wandering the grounds of Wimbledon on Wednesday.
  • Heavily strapped right thigh receiving medical attention during and after final against De Minaur.
  • Spanish star mentions he has a ‘lot of confidence’ in his performances on a surface which he lacks experience on.

Numero Uno

Head of the chasing pack, Carlos Alcaraz, will be looking to dethrone the formidable Novak Djokovic. Looking to put aside any injury woes that will dampen his chances of a maiden Wimbledon title. Alcaraz made an early appearance on the famous grounds in South-West London, spotted with his physiotherapist - Juanjo Lopez. The heavily strapped right thigh during the Queen’s Club final has received a lot of noise on whether Alcaraz will be 100% fit for The Championships.

ATP Number 1, Alcaraz proved his worth to the Queen’s Club crowd last week.Huge expectation was placed on the young Spainard’s shoulders with ticket sales through the roof after the announcement of Alcaraz in the draw. Prior to the tournament a huge question mark was placed on his name due to a lack of experience on grass - just 11 matches in 3 tournaments during his professional career. 

Alcaraz was scheduled to take on fellow teen, Holger Rune, on Wednesday and Austrian Dominic Thiem on Friday. Alcaraz opted to withdraw from the tournament, likely allowing his body to recover in time for his first round match. However, it is unlikely that an injury is causing a concern in the Spaniard’s camp.

Alcaraz has been spotted on the grounds of Wimbledon with his backroom staff, including physiotherapist - Juanjo Lopez. Alcaraz’ right thigh received some treatment at the end of the first set in the final against De Minaur last week. That being said, it is a common sight for tennis fans to see Alcaraz with strapping on his thigh, it hasn’t stopped him from becoming the youngest No.1 in the Open Era!

Alcaraz showed no signs of dismay in his post Queen’s title interview, in fact he mentioned that he has a ‘lot of confidence’  heading into Wimbledon. He also acknowledged the crazy statistic of Djokovic winning more matches at SW19 than all of the other Top 20 men’s players combined. This will be the challenge that Alcaraz will be faced with if he will want a ticket to the winner’s party!