Carlos Alcaraz’s knee problem, ATP Finals at risk?

Carlos Alcaraz, during the first press conference in Paris-Bercy, talked about his current physical condition. The Spaniard has in fact declared openly in front of the media:

“I have a discomfort in my knee but it is only a few small problems. I dare say that all tennis players have something at the end of the year and you have to play with that small percentage of discomfort. It’s not too serious.”

On managing these latest challenges of the season he said: “I don’t feel the pressure. I was the one who set that goal myself, to finish the year as number one in the world. There are great players close to me and they have a chance too. I will just try to do my best in every tournament I participate in. I want to have fun playing tennis, pressure is part of our sport.”

Carlos Alcaraz’s knee problem, ATP Finals at risk?

In the interview ahead of the official debut he also explained, talking about the US Open title: “Winning a Grand Slam and being number one in the world was my dream but I didn’t expect to make it happen at 19 years old. Everything came very quickly. Right now I realize what I’ve done.

I was able to make my dream come true but it is clear that it happened unexpectedly. I have not changed at all: many things have changed but I have not changed as a person. Nothing has changed compared to the people around me, with my family, my team or my friends. With them I live a normal life.”

The memory of the 2021 edition in France, especially related to the match with Hugo Gaston: “It was a rather difficult game! Probably one of the hardest I’ve ever played in my life. This year I have played a lot of close-quarters battles on big stages, fighting for big things. Thanks to this kind of racing I know how it feels when the whole world is with you. I learned”