"Playing with some pain is normal" - Alcaraz not worried of injury

"Playing with some pain is normal" - Alcaraz not worried of injury

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Carlos Alcaraz is playing a lot of matches lately with 8 matches in 11 days but he's not worried about any injury despite feeling pain at times.

The Spaniard missed tennis a lot during his 4-month absence and it's clear by the way he's performing in South America. Having to play many matches is not a concern for him even as he won his 8th match in 11 days.

I'm so proud of myself. To be in a final again in my second tournament is a really special moment for me... I couldn't ask for a better start of 2023.

Alcaraz on making Rio Open final

Alcaraz did seem in discomfort at times during the match with his leg giving him pain at times. Asked about that, Alcaraz brushed it aside saying that it's normal to play with some pain, it's just the life of an athlete at times.

I don't worry about that. It's a tennis player's life. Playing with some pain is normal for a tennis player. Even more if we are playing win by win, no break for almost 14 days in a row. It's normal. I'm going to take care of that and go into the final 100 per cent.

Alcaraz on his leg pain

After beating Nicolas Jarry in the semifinals, Alcaraz will play his second consecutive ATP final as he'll meet the same opponent again, Cameron Norrie. If the Spaniard wins, he will match Novak Djokovic's 6980 points, but won't move to world no. 1 spot.


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