This time, there is no room for doubt: Carlos Alcaraz will definitely be part of the Parisian event. The world number 2 has announced his participation in the Rolex Paris Masters tournament, which will be held from October 30th to November 5th. This will be a stepping stone for the Spanish player, who is a double Grand Slam winner, as he will then move on to the end-of-season Masters in Turin from November 12th to 19th.
“I have good news, I feel better every day, I will play in Paris-Bercy and I will be in Turin for the ATP Finals,” he wrote on his X account. “I am excited to end the year in style,” he added.
Eager to end the year in style, the 20-year-old Spaniard, who has been struggling with back and foot issues, withdrew from the ATP 500 tournament taking place this week in Basel, Switzerland. He has not played since his loss in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters 1000 tournament on October 11th against Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov.
Last season, Alcaraz, who suffered a muscle tear in his abdomen, retired in the quarter-finals in Bercy while trailing 6-3, 6-6 against young Danish player Holger Rune, who went on to win the tournament.
Caption: Missed opportunity for the world number 1 spot: “Alcaraz missed the mark”.