Carlos Alcaraz established himself as one of the finest tennis players in the ATP in 2023. Despite his good form, he lost the world No. 1 ranking to Serbian Novak Djokovic. According to reports, Carlos Alcaraz will play without coach Juan Carlos Ferrero for the next Australian Open.
Fans of the 20-year-old Spaniard will be disappointed to learn that his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, will miss the 2024 Australian Open since he is recovering from an arthroscopy on his left knee. According to the Spanish publication Marca, Ferrero will be unable to travel for the Grand Slam event. Also read: Jannik Sinner Claims Most Improved Player Of The Year 2023
Ferrero will return to tournament coaching Alcaraz at the Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells. The event will take place from March 6 to March 17.
“After a long period on crutches, his first tournament with Carlitos (Alcaraz) is expected to be the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells (March 6 to 17), where the tennis player defends his title. Ferrero, despite the intervention, does not miss any of his player’s training sessions these days,” the report said.
“The Murcian coach has undergone an arthroscopy on his left knee that will prevent him from traveling to the Antipodes tour and will be replaced by Samuel López,” the report stated. Also read: Wimbledon’s Grand Vision: A New Stadium and 38 Courts
Meanwhile, Antonio Martinez Cascales, who previously coached Ferrero, will teach Alcaraz for the South American tour, according to the source. “It will be Antonio Martínez Cascales who will be with Alcaraz on the South American tour in February with the tournaments in Buenos Aires(February 12 to 18) and Rio de Janeiro (19 to 25),” the statement added.
This year, Alcaraz withdrew from the Australian Open but advanced to the French Open semi-finals. He won Wimbledon in 2023 and advanced to the US Open semifinals. He will also face Rafael Nadal in an exhibition match in Las Vegas on March 3, dubbed the “Netflix Slam.” This month, he will also meet Novak Djokovic in an exhibition in Riyadh. Also read: Eugenie Bouchard Reveals Her New Boyfriend, making It Official