Carlos Alcaraz

Alcaraz wants to change his luck in Monte Carlo

The Spaniard participates for the second time in this ATP Masters 1000

April 06, 2024

Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour

Carlos Alcaraz has won seven clay court titles.
By Staff

Carlos Alcaraz has performed at a high level throughout his young career on clay, winning seven of his 13 ATP Tour titles on this surface.

The Spaniard, who is now ready to embark on his adventure on the European tour on clay at the Rolex Monte-Carlos Masters, recognizes that his transition from hard court to clay is a natural process in his tennis.

“I had a couple of days off after Miami and started playing on the dirt a little bit,” Alcaraz noted. “It doesn’t take me too many days to play at my best level on this surface, so the training I did on land was very good, I hope to start the tournament in the best way.”

For Alcaraz it will be only his second participation in this ATP Masters 1000 tournament on clay, falling in the second round in 2022. The Spaniard, who is in the same half of the draw as Novak Djokovic, will begin his journey in Monte Carlo against Alexei Popyrin or a rival of the previous one.

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“I am very happy to be here in Monte Carlo,” continued the Murcian. “It is a very nice tournament. I have seen him many times since he was little. I’ve only played it once. It didn’t go well in 2022 but I’m very excited to start the tournament and see how it goes. I’m very happy. I hope to do a good performance, reach the final rounds. It’s a tough tournament. “There are many complicated players.”

The 20-year-old Spaniard arrives in Monte Carlo as No. 3 in the PIF ATP Rankings, after Jannik Sinner took second place from him after winning the title in the last edition of Miami. Although he wants to regain lost territory, he is not too worried about his step back in the standings.

“Being No. 1 or No. 2 is great, but going down one position doesn’t change much,” said Alcaraz. “I know the players ahead of me deserve to be there, so I have to work to get it back. “I don’t play with a different pressure being No. 2 or No. 3.”

Alcaraz aims to win his second crown of the season in Monte Carlo, after winning Indian Wells in March.


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