Alcaraz is currently in action in Miami – and has easily reached the quarterfinals. Because he won the tournament last year, he has a lot of points to lose. If he doesn’t manage to defend the title, he has to let Djokovic pass him again.
Already on Thursday night, the 19-year-old will face the in-form Taylor Fritz. He didn’t have to give up a single set in the first three rounds.
Meanwhile, the “Djoker” has no choice but to watch. The 35-year-old was not allowed to travel to the USA because he lacked the necessary corona vaccination. He just says: «I hope that this situation will change by the time of the US Open this year. For me, this is the most important tournament on American soil.”
The 22-time Grand Slam winner should return to the tour in just under two weeks. Then the clay court season will open for many stars in Monte-Carlo. This will culminate with the French Open beginning at the end of May.