Carlos Alcaraz to Return at Argentina Open


Carlos Alcaraz will finally make his first appearance of the season this week, making his return from injury at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. The World No.2 has not been seen since the Paris Masters, where an abdominal injury ended his season.

A separate leg injury kept him out of the Australian Open, meaning he lost his top spot in the ATP Rankings to the eventual champion Novak Djokovic. He spent 20 weeks there with the US Open title being the highlight of his time spent there.

“It’ll be my first tournament since I picked up the injury in Paris.” he said. “It’s been four months since then. But I always arrive thinking about winning and wanting to win, even though it won’t be easy after such a long time without competing.”

His return match won’t be straight forward with both Fabio Fognini and Laslo Djere experienced enough to trouble the Spaniard on this surface if he is lacking match sharpness as expected. He should be well prepared by the time the European clay swing comes round and will remain one of the favourites for the French Open, especially with injuries and loss of form looking an issue for many in the top 10.

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