The 19-year-old Spaniard is the youngest world No.1 in the history of men's tennis, and fans are excited to see him play on the grass courts at one of the most prestigious venues in the sport. The Queen's Club Championships have a long history and are known for attracting some of the biggest names in tennis.
Alcaraz is in good company as he joins the likes of defending champion Matteo Berrettini, world number five Taylor Fritz, and US Open semi-finalist Frances Tiafoe in the tournament. More players are expected to be announced in the coming months, and fans can expect a highly competitive field.
Alcaraz was set to play at Queen's in 2022, but he had to withdraw from the event due to an elbow injury. In a statement, Alcaraz expressed his excitement at playing at a venue with so much history and great champions, and he acknowledged the quality of the grass courts, which are among the best in the world.
"It's an honour to come to the Championships this year. To [come to] a venue with so much history, great champions and everyone knows the quality of the grass courts is among the best in the world."
For Alcaraz, the Queen's Club Championships will be a chance to test his skills on grass, which is a surface that he is not as familiar with as clay or hard courts. Last year, he played an exhibition event in Hurlingham, where he lost to both Frances Tiafoe and Casper Ruud. Then, he was stopped already in the fourth round at Wimbledon by Jannik Sinner.
Fans will be watching closely as Alcaraz takes on his opponents at Queen's Club, and many will be hoping to see him go all the way. The 2023 Cinch Championships are set to take place from June 19th to 25th.