Carlos Alcaraz says he “can’t wait” for the final part of the season as he is hoping to add more success to his name before he concludes his astonishing year. Alcaraz, 19, is scheduled to play three more tournaments in 2022.
Next week, Alcaraz will be making his debut at the Swiss Indoors Basel. After Basel, Alcaraz will be hoping to win his first Paris Masters title. Then, Alcaraz will be making his debut at the ATP Finals in Turin. “Preparing for the last tournaments of the year, can’t wait!
Vamos!” Alcaraz captioned his Twitter post.
Preparing for the last tournaments of the year, can't wait! 🔥 Vamos! 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/bgwZtYhdm4
— Carlos Alcaraz (@carlosalcaraz) October 19, 2022
Carlos Alcaraz hopes to bounce back after a shock exit at the Astana Open
Alcaraz kicked off his indoor-hard swing at the Astana Open, where he was ousted by lucky loser David Goffin in the first round.
In his first ATP match since becoming No 1, Alcaraz didn’t impress. After the match, he admitted that the pressure got to him. “He has played great matches, a lot of matches. He has a lot of experience as well. He played better than me, really, really aggressive.
I couldn’t handle that pressure that he was pushing on me and of course it’s something that I have to learn and take lessons from this match,” Alcaraz said after the loss. In a recent podcast appearance, tennis legend Jimmy Connors warned Alcaraz that he has got a target on his back now and that opponents are extra-motivated to beat him.
“You’ve got a bull eye on your back now, especially Alcaraz, just won the US Open and you know, the year that he’s had and he’s No. 1 in the world. (He’s) got to realize that he’s everybody’s target and you know, he’s soon (going to) have to start figuring it out.
You’ve got to start winning when you’re only (at your) 70% too, or you don’t like the court surface or it is a little too slow,” Connors said on his Advantage Connors podcast. It remains to be seen how will Alcaraz do in Basel.