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In Barcelona, the No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz asserts that “every player can beat me.”
In the Barcelona Open main draw, Carlos Alcaraz has made it clear that he won’t be taking anyone for granted. When Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev withdrew from the competition, the Barcelona Open organizers were dealt two severe blows.
Despite being the overwhelming favorite to win, Alcaraz claims he is not interested in undervaluing the other competitors. “My family and friends are coming because I adore playing here in Barcelona.
We’re going to make an effort to not feel under pressure to win the championship when we play the game. Rafa and Medvedev, who were expected to win the tournament, have been notable omissions, but that doesn’t make me feel like a stronger favorite.
I may be defeated by any player in the draw, Alcaraz reportedly told Marca.
Alcaraz will defend his Barcelona championship.
Alcaraz defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in the championship match to win his first Barcelona championship last year. One year later, Alcaraz has improved significantly as a player. The 19-year-old Spaniard is now a Grand Slam champion and has held the No. 1 ranking.
“The titles have not altered who I am. With the same circle of pals, I feel like the same guy I always have been. Tennis must be kept separate from personal affairs, according to Alcaraz. Alcaraz talked on Nadal‘s absence from Barcelona as well.
Nadal, who has won Barcelona 12 times in total, was unable to fully heal from a hip muscle issue. Nadal was planning to begin his clay season in Barcelona before withdrawing from the Monte Carlo Masters. The Madrid Masters, which begins on April 26th, is Nadal‘s next goal for a comeback.
“I always want to watch the top athletes in each competition. With everything he has accomplished, it’s a shame he can’t enjoy his tennis. I wish him a swift recovery, Alcaraz added.