The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz is already in Indian Wells. After having recovered from his hamstring injury, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s pupil has confirmed at a press conference that he is optimal to try to recover number one on the tracks of the California desert: “I’m going to go for it.”
Alcaraz faces the Californian tournament as the first seed, in the absence of Djokovic, and fully recovered from his injury: ”Right now I feel really good. Today was the first training session in which I was able to practice with some players, we played some points and I felt good. I have taken a few days off and the truth is that they have been great for me. I feel like I’m ready”.
The assault on the number one in the world involves winning the title in Indian Wells and Alcaraz hopes to overcome this “great challenge” in the first tournament of the North American tour: “We all know how hard it is to win a Masters 1000 tournament. I really want to get a good result here, I love this place from the first moment I discovered it. For me, winning the tournament and getting back to number 1 in the world would be an incredible goalso I’m going to go for it,” Carlos stressed.
However, ‘Carlitos’ feels that he is not the favorite even though he competes well on this type of surface: ”I think I’m a very good player when I compete on cement tracks, so I always go out to win. However, I don’t consider myself a favorite to win this tournament, as it’s been a long time since I last competed on this surface. Also, there are plenty of other players in the infield who will get their chance. I’m sure I’ll have mine too, so I’ll try to take advantage of them.”
The Murcian will start Indian Wells in the second round. in this tie will face Brandon Holt or Kokkinakis, which will be measured in the first round of the Californian tournament. The Spaniard was a semifinalist in this tournament last year and managed to win the Miami Open a week later. If he wants to rise to the top of the tennis Olympus, ‘Charlie’ will have to defend, tooth and nail, the points obtained last season.