Due to its location, the Barcelona Open has been a long-running clay tournament that players love to attend. Spanish players frequently visit, and Alcaraz's victory over Carreno Busta in the final this year reinforced the Spanish dominance of the city.
He'll be back in 2023 as organizers confirmed he signed up for the event: “Alcaraz is the first player to have confirmed his participation for the next edition of the tournament,” the tournament organisers said in a press release.
Former player David Ferrer is the director of the event and he spoke fondly about Alcaraz in the past calling him a very unique player:
“Carlos Alcaraz is a unique player, with a lot of charisma and who also has fun on the court. We are talking about a world number one who has been the youngest player in history to achieve it."
Alcaraz will begin his year at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship which begins on Friday, December 16th.