INJURY. Carlos Alcaraz inspired by Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in his comeback

Carlos Alcaraz Inspired By Djokovic And Nadal

Carlos Alcaraz has won 12 of his 13 matches after missing the first month of 2023 due to injury; his lone defeat came at the hands of Cameron Norrie in the Rio Open final. After recently being limited by a trio of injuries, he put up a commanding performance. He was forced to withdraw from the ATP Finals in November last year due to an abdominal issue before suffering a leg ailment during off-season training. Alcaraz’s displeasure was increased when he also experienced a minor hamstring issue that prevented him from competing in the A

His rapid return to peak form after his previous setbacks is all the more astonishing. Despite the fact that the Spaniard claimed not to be surprised by what is occurring. Both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who both won titles after making a comeback from injuries, are mentioned by the player as examples for him.

Carlitos commented: “I am not surprised so much because I am a player who learns really fast. I look to the big players, Djokovic or Rafa [Nadal]. When they are coming from an injury and probably have a great percentage to win the tournament after an injury.’

So I looked at them a little bit when I was injured and training. They motivate me to play a good game after an injury in my first tournaments. I was surprised when I won Buenos Aires, but right now, I’m not surprised about it.”

Alcaraz in Indian Wells, ranking, and results in 2023

Carlos Alcaraz

16 - 1win/loss

19 year old
2023 Highlights

Currently ranked no.2, the Spaniard owns a 12-1 record in 2023. Alcaraz is currently playing in Indian Wells where he toppled the world no.94 Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-3, the world no.36 Tallon Griekspoor 7-64 6-3, the world no.56 Jack Draper 6-2 2-0 ret. and the world no.10 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4 6-4.

Carlos Alcaraz will compete against the world no.13 Jannik Sinner in the semifinal. Their actual record is 3-2 for Alcaraz.

Carlos has won 1 title in 2023 in Buenos Aires. Alcaraz got to the final in Rio de Janeiro (Rio Open).

The Spaniard won 7 titles in his career: 2 on hard courts and 5 on clay courts. (See the list of his titles)

Alcaraz has scheduled to play next in Miami (Miami Open). He will begin to play the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 22nd of March.

Indian Wells
Alcaraz's Record

Novak Djokovic in 2023

Novak Djokovic

15 - 1win/loss

35 year old
2023 Highlights

Now ranked no.1, Djokovic played his last match on the 3rd of March when he surrendered to world no.6 Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 in the semifinal in Dubai (draw).

This season Novak has managed to achieve an overall 15-1 win-loss record. Novak clinched 2 titles in 2023 in Adelaide and Australian Open.

Djokovic is scheduled to compete next in Miami (Miami Open). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 22nd of March.

Djokovic's Record

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic fought against each other just 1 time. Their actual head to head record is 1-0 for Alcaraz. When they played, Carlos Alcaraz won 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(5) in the semifinal in Madrid (Mutua Madrid Open) in May 2022.

Here are the highlights.


Rafael Nadal in 2023

Rafael Nadal

1 - 3win/loss

36 year old
2023 Highlights

Currently the world no.9, Rafael played his last match on the 18th of January when he lost to world no.53 Mackenzie Mcdonald 6-4 6-4 7-5 in the 2nd round in the Australian Open (draw).

This season Nadal has a 1-3 win-loss record.

Australian Open
Nadal's Record

Carlos Alcaraz

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