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Carlos Alcaraz: It will be very difficult to unseat Novak Djokovic as the number one player.
Global No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz acknowledges that he is “eager” to regain the top rank in the globe, but he also noted that surpassing Novak Djokovic will “be incredibly challenging.” Alcaraz became the youngest No. 1 in tennis history after winning the US Open. He then became the youngest Year-End No. 1 in tennis history.
Alcaraz was compelled to miss the Australian Open this year, while Djokovic triumphed at Melbourne Park. After winning the Australian Open, Djokovic took Alcaraz‘s place atop the leaderboard. Alcaraz said on the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast, “It’s a great objective for me, but it’s going to be incredibly tough because Djokovic deserves so much to be there. But I’m really hungry to go to the tournaments, to win them, and to return to number one.
Coach Alcaraz on Djokovic‘s victory at the Australian Open
Alcaraz‘s trainer, Juan Carlos Ferrero, recently expressed his opinions on Djokovic winning the Australian Open despite having a hamstring issue. Although not outright calling Djokovic “a lie,” Ferrero did state that it would be “extremely difficult, if not impossible,” to win a Grand Slam while suffering from such an ailment. “I won’t accuse Djokovic of lying; I’ll just admit that it’s challenging.
If it were easy, Djokovic wouldn’t have moved the way he did, in my opinion. It goes without saying that he deserves to win if he is capable of withstanding excruciating suffering. Personally, I think it’s extremely tough, if not impossible, having played the game my entire career and suffering injuries.
The tournament director [Craig Tiley] has said it, and you have to believe what they say,” Ferrero added. “Certainly when he says it, he will explain it well. If Alcaraz can reclaim the top spot in the world in 2023, that remains to be seen.