Alcaras, ranked second in the world, lost 1-2 7-5, 2-6, 4-6 to 19th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 32, Bulgaria in the round of 16 singles at the Shanghai Masters 1000 Series on the 11th. 사설토토
Later, he tried to give a positive assessment on the result of the game by saying, We can improve more from defeat than from victory. However, he became more disadvantageous in the year-end competition with Novak Djokovic 36, Serbia, the world’s No. 1 player.
Alcaras said, With this loss, it’s a little bit further away and harder to be number one. There are a few competitions ahead, so I will try to do my best.
He continued, If I want to have a chance to finish the year in first place, I will try to win them. I don’t know, but right now I’ve lost a lot of opportunities to achieve first place, he said with regretfully.
Alcaras was also eliminated in the semifinals of the 2023 Beijing Open ATP 500 Series singles on the 3rd, losing 0-2 6-7<4-7>, 1-6 to then seventh-ranked Jannik Sinner 22, Italy. He recorded five wins and two losses in this Asian swing.
Alcaras is scheduled to compete in the Swiss Indore’s Basel, the ATP 500 tournament in Basel, Switzerland, from the 23rd to the 29th. He will also participate in the Rolex Paris Masters, the last ATP Masters 1000 competition of the year, which opens on the 30th. This includes Djokovic.
Djokovic, who topped the world rankings seven times at the end of the year. The most recent year to end the year as No. 1 was back in 2021. Alcaras became the youngest player in ATP Tour history to rank No. 1 at the end of the year.