Carlos Alcaraz is gearing up for his quarter-final clash in the ongoing US Open on 6 September 2023 against Alexander Zverev. But, in his Round of 16 victory over Matteo Arnaldi, the Spaniard’s injury in the left leg sent some concerns to fans. He even missed a practice session on Sunday and then appeared on court with his leg wrapped.
But, while attending a press conference, Alcaraz shared an injury update and claimed it not to be too serious. He said: “It’s pretty tough playing in a Grand Slam. You play tough matches during two weeks and it’s normal that you get some pains in your body and you have to take care of it. It’s nothing serious. I’m just taking care of it.”
“I am really happy with the performance in general.” – Carlos Alcaraz
He also claimed that right now, the hard court is his favourite surface and said: “The intensity from the beginning to the last ball, I think I played a really solid match. Less mistakes. I played my game. Tried to go to the net all the time. I am really happy with the performance in general. I focus on every match and I really feel happy that I did it today. Right now my favourite surface is hard court and when I won Wimbledon I said I fell in love with grass. I am really comfortable with the three surfaces, but right now hard courts are my favourite one.”
After defeating Dan Evans in the Round of 32, Carlos Alcaraz said: “Obviously, I want to win every match that I play, but at the same time, I want to have fun. I try different things, make the people enjoy watching tennis and watching my matches. Sometimes I talk to myself about what is most important: if I win or doing great things. I always have that variety. When I was young, I’m playing, you know, under-12, under-14 tournaments, I did this.”