“Messi is Argentina’s superhero, and Federer is tennis’s Messi,” Carlos Alcaraz told Argentina’s Ole newspaper on the sidelines of training for the Argentina Open, which he missed last year due to injury.
“Messi brought Argentina to the top in Qatar and I admire him. I love watching Messi, as well as watching Federer. I usually watch Federer’s top games all day,” the number one seed of the ATP 250 tournament in Buenos Aires. Aires added.
Argentina Open 2023 is Alcaraz’s first tournament since withdrawing from the Australian Open last month. The 19-year-old tennis player said that he has recovered from his injury and is aiming to conquer the series in the Americas.
After Argentina, Alcaraz will go to Brazil for the Rio Open, followed by the Mexican Open and two Masters 1000 tournaments in the US, Indian Wells and Miami Open.
Alcaraz lost his world number one spot to Novak Djokovic after this year’s Australian Open ended, but he considers this normal in tennis.
“I don’t think about the goal of staying number one all year, because I know someone will come out. I’m just focused on improving myself to be at my best,” said the 2022 US Open champion. more.
In the Argentina Open event starting on February 13, Alcaraz will compete with Lorenzo Musetti (second seed) and Cameron Norrie (third seed). Last season’s champion Casper Ruud did not attend this year’s tournament.