Carlos Alcaraz to ditch all events in Australia in 2024, will play only the Australian Open

Carlos Alcaraz will skip all preceding tournaments and play the Australian Open directly.


Carlos Alcaraz to ditch all events in Australia in 2024, will play only the Australian Open

Carlos Alcaraz. (Via IMAGO)

The 2023 Wimbledon Champion, Carlos Alcaraz has already announced his schedule for the next upcoming season of 2024. The Spaniard is currently competing at the China Open in Beijing after a well-needed break post the US Open. He has decided his plan for the next season from now itself.

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Carlos Alcaraz had decided to not play any of the preparatory tournaments that precede the Australian Open in Hong Kong, Adelaide, etc. He will directly feature in the Australian Open next year. He has planned to be careful about the choice of tournaments he plays from next year onwards, hence this decision.

Carlos Alcaraz will last play at the ATP finals in Turin before his vacation this year. He will also be playing an exhibition match with Tommy Paul in Mexico, after which he will take a break from the sport until December. He will later start his 4 weeks of rigorous training under the supervision of his coach and physiotherapists.

The World No. 2 has never made it past the 3rd round of the Australian Open. Carlos Alcaraz also didn’t participate in this year’s Australian Open due to an injury. Furthermore, the 20-year-old plans to only play one exhibition match in Australia before the Grand Slam tournament, as reported by the Spanish media outlet Marca. His return to the Australian hard courts will be challenging considering his past performance there.

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Carlos Alcaraz eyes the No.1 spot by the end of the year

Carlos Alcaraz has his priorities set as he moves into the later stages of the China Open in Beijing. He has clearly stated his motive of regaining the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings after having lost it to Novak Djokovic, following his shocking defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the US Open semi-finals.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Credits: Eurosport)

Djokovic’s withdrawal from the China Open this season will aid Carlos Alcaraz to achieve his goal of ending the year on the top of the ATP rankings. Djokovic has taken a much-needed break from tennis and will return to the court during the Paris Masters in late October.

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