Shanghai, 7 Oct – Rising tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz, fresh from completing his inaugural training session at the prestigious Shanghai Masters 1000 venue, gears up for his upcoming tournament debut against French player Gregoire Barrere this Saturday.
Speaking exclusively to Tennis TV, the determined Spaniard left no room for ambiguity regarding his ultimate objective for the remainder of the season: the relentless pursuit of reclaiming the coveted No.1 ATP ranking, currently held by the formidable Novak Djokovic.
“In nearly every practice session, I’m unequivocally committed to a singular goal, and the same holds true when I step onto the tournament stage,” Alcaraz asserted.
“My aspiration is crystal clear—to conclude this year as the world No.1. Novak Djokovic is a constant presence in my thoughts during practice. It necessitates giving my absolute best, leaving nothing to chance, and committing 100 percent to every stroke, all in the pursuit of narrowing the gap between us.”
The tennis world eagerly awaits the next chapter in the Alcaraz-Djokovic saga, as these two formidable athletes are slated to renew their rivalry from October 30 to November 5 at the highly anticipated TMS Paris-Bercy event.
Furthermore, the prospect of another thrilling encounter looms large on the horizon, with a potential showdown at the ATP Finals in Turin (scheduled for November 12-19), where both Alcaraz and Djokovic are poised to lead their respective groups and could eventually cross paths in the semifinals.
Tennis enthusiasts worldwide are in for a treat as these titans of the sport prepare to clash once more, with Alcaraz’s unwavering determination propelling him towards his goal of dethroning the reigning No.1.