According to the Spanish media La 7, Carlos Alcaraz is very uncertain for the Beijing tournament, scheduled for next week. The world No. 2 must make a decision in the coming hours.
While Novak Djokovic has already announced that he will not play in China this season (neither Beijing nor Shanghai), because he wants to rest after winning his 24th Grand Slam title and contributing to Serbia’s qualification for the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup, Carlos Alcaraz could also miss a big Chinese tournament. The world No. 2 is indeed uncertain for the ATP 500 tournament in Beijing, which is to be held next week.
Spanish media The 7 reveals that the winner of the last Wimbledon still suffers from the thigh and wrist, as was the case during the last US Open, where he was eliminated in the semi-final by Daniil Medvedev. Since returning from New York, Carlos Alcaraz has been resting and enjoying his family and friends. He even attended a bullfight, which sparked widespread criticism on social media. Since then, he has resumed training and is likely to fly to China. But a package for Beijing cannot be ruled out. A decision will be made in the coming hours.
The race for the world No. 1 position at the end of the year is on
In the event of a withdrawal, Carlos Alcaraz would therefore resume competition in Shanghai at the beginning of October. A Masters 1000 that he will play for the very first time since we have to go back to 2019 to see the ATP circuit stop in the Chinese city. At that time, the Spaniard was 16 years old and ranked 493rd in the world… Alcaraz’s possible withdrawal from Beijing in any case relaunches the race for the place of world n°1 at the end of the season. To date, Novak Djokovic is 3260 points ahead of his Spanish rival. But the Serbian must defend 2850 points by the end of the season, compared to only 360 for the Spaniard. And Daniil Medvedev is not very far either, with his 4515 points behind Djokovic and his 690 points to defend.