Current world number one Carlos Alcaras (19, Spain) said he is not worried about the possibility of giving up the ranking.메이저놀이터
With the Australian Open men’s singles semifinal and final ahead, Alkaras can’t help but pay attention to the results of the event. If Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece) and Novak Djokovic (Serbia), who reached the semifinals, win the Australian Open this time, they will surpass Alkaras and rise to the top of the rankings.
In response, Alcaras said in an interview with Spanish media EFE on the 26th (local time), “If one of the two players overtakes me to take first place, it is because he deserves more than me.”
Tsitsipas and Djokovic will play the semifinals of the Australian Open against Karen Khachanov (Russia) and Tommy Paul (USA), respectively, at Park Road Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on the 27th.
Alkaras, who withdrew from the Australian Open earlier this month due to a leg injury, is training on a clay court with the goal of returning to the Argentine Open (ATP 250), which will be held on the 13th of next month.
“I want to start my season this year in Buenos Aires, a historic competition where great champions were born,” Alcaras said, expressing his will to return.
“I will try to keep both my tennis and my mental level at 2022 and keep improving. It won’t be easy, but I like the challenge and hopefully I’m ready.”
Meanwhile, Martin Zeite, Argentina Open Tournament Director, said, “It is an honor and good news that Carlos Alcaras, the world number one in Argentine sports, will be participating in our event.”
In addition to Alcaras, Lorenzo Musetti (Italy), Dominique Thiem (Austria), Cameron Nori (England) and Diego Schwarzman (Argentina) are also expected to join.