Carlos Alcaraz will play the Argentina Open in February, joining the likes of Lorenzo Musetti, Cameron Norrie, and Dominic Thiem.
After being forced to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a right leg injury, world number one Carlos Alcaraz will start his season on clay in Buenos Aires the following month. Due to a muscle issue in his right leg, the 19-year-old Spaniard will miss the season’s first Grand Slam tournament, which gets underway in Melbourne on Monday.
After tearing an abdominal muscle during the Paris Masters, Alcarez missed the ATP Finals and Davis Cup at the end of the previous season. He claimed to be almost fully recovered last month, but he experienced a setback when he sustained a leg injury while practicing for the upcoming season.
About playing in Argentina, Carlito commented:
Carlos Alcaraz in 2023
Now the world no.1, Carlos played his last match on the 4th of November 2022 when he had to retire when playing against world no.10 Holger Rune in the quarter and the scoreline was 6-3 6-6 .
This season Alcaraz has achieved a compiled 57-13 match record.
Alcaraz is scheduled to compete next at the Australian Open (Australian Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 16th of January.
Lorenzo Musetti in 2023
Now the world no.19 (career-high), the Italian played his last match on the 8th of January when he had to retire when playing against world no.17 Francis Tiafoe in the final and the scoreline was 6-2 0-0 .
At the moment, during this season the Italian has an overall 4-1 record. Lorenzo Musetti’s latest run in Australia was the best achievement of his season.
Musetti will play next at the Australian Open (Australian Open). He will start to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 16th of January.
Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti clashed against each other just twice. Their head to head is 1-1. Before, the last time they competed against each other, Lorenzo Musetti won 6-4 6-7(6) 6-4 in the final in Hamburg (Hamburg European Open) in July 2022.
Here are the highlights.
Norrie in Auckland, ranking, and results in 2023
At the moment ranked no.12, the Brit has achieved a compiled 5-0 win-loss record in 2023. Cameron is playing at the moment in Auckland where he bested the world no.78 Jiri Lehecka 6-4 6-74 6-3 and the world no.60 Marcos Giron 6-1 6-75 6-2.
Norrie won 4 titles in his career: 3 on hard courts and 1 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)
Dominic Thiem in 2023
Presently, during this year Thiem has a 0-1 match record.
Cameron Norrie and Dominic Thiem played each other twice. The head to head is 1-1. Previously, the last time they locked horns, Cameron Norrie won 6-3 6-2 in the 2nd round in Lyon (Open Parc) in May 2021.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.