The Murcian, who is finishing his preparation for Wimbledon with a bandage on his thigh clears up unknowns and ensures that everything is a precaution
Carlos Alcaraz, en rueda de prensa. Florian Eisele (Afp)
Carlos Alcaraz was clear and concise. “The bandage is just a safety measure; I don’t feel any pain.” The Murcian answered questions regarding his physical condition in this way. The schedule for the two exhibitions he was supposed to perform this week was postponed until Friday. There have been some growing misgivings in recent days. Only recovery work in the gym, and for training with sparring partners and not with other tennis players.
This past Sunday, when a bandage was seen on the right leg of the tennis player the same place that had been hurt in the Queen’s final match under the tennis player’s pants. The fear deepened. the Australian Alex de Miñaur. Despite the spectacular solution attached to the right adductor. The truth is that Alcaraz had his best session since his arrival at the All England Club, with an hour and a half of exercises with Emil Ruusuvuori, a good tennis player on this surface.
Alcaraz advanced and joined the world number 54, who this year has already snatched a set at the organization’s “sparrings,” after two days of practice.
the Masters 1,000 in Madrid. Before playing a training set in which he displayed an intense level of fitness with the Finn. He went through an hour of drills in which he played all the shots.
He was in charge of stating that he is prepared to confront the third Grand Slam in the press conference held prior to the start of the competition. Just in case, of the season. “I feel good. Right now the bandage is just a precaution and all I can say is that I’m very well,without any pain. Explained the man from El Palmar, who will start the competition on Tuesday the 4th against Frenchman Jeremy Chardy .
The weight of the story
Having the confidence of a championship already won on grass and with the number one in the world by his side, was felt. He will do it despite the still-present uncertainty of physical problems, not just because of the adductor but also because of what occurred at Roland Garros, when he withdrew from the semifinal match against Novak Djokovic due to cramps his locker.
“Hopefully I can play a final against Djokovic here said the Spaniard. Who does not want to avoid the best and knows the weight of history and the importance of the best? He is the main candidate to avoid Djokovic’s 24th Grand Slam and his eighth title at the All England Club. Which he would match Roger Federer and stay Martina Navratilova, the most successful player, is one trophy away.
«I didn’t have big hopes going into Queen’s, but I won it. Playing so well has been excellent, and my confidence has grown significantly. Although I have faith that I can do well at Wimbledon, Djokovic is still my top favorite. That is obvious, “said the man from El Palmar. But my expectations are high. I think I will be able to put pressure on the rest of the players, including Djokovic, but for now, all I can say is that I feel very confident and ready to do well here,” he added.