MADRID, Nov. 1 (.) –
The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz made it clear that he was “not at all” suffering from any physical problem in the defeat suffered this Tuesday against the Russian Roman Safiullin in his debut at the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000 and that he “simply” did not feel “well.” ” on the court, although he assured that he has “time” to improve his level for the ATP Finals and that he does not know the reasons for his current decline.
“Not at all (there was a physical problem). I just didn’t feel good on the court. I have a lot of things to improve, a lot of things to train, and I didn’t feel good about the game. I think I didn’t move well and in the shots I think that were of good quality, but, physically, in the movement part I have to improve a lot,” he noted in the press conference after the game.
The world number two believes he has “time” to improve before facing the ATP Finals in Turin and “being able to reach the level” he wants. “But right now I’m not in the right moment to talk. Honestly, after the loss, I have to take some time before thinking about the next few days and what I have to do or am going to do, but we have time before the Finals “he commented.
The one from El Palmar finds no explanation for his early elimination, although perhaps it is because “the season was probably so, so long.” “That probably affects my game, but I don’t know. This tournament also has a lot of surprises because it’s the end of the season and the players are tired, but speaking about me, I don’t know, honestly. I have to find out and I’ll try in the next ones.” years to be better in this part of the season,” he remarked.
Finally, Alcaraz made it clear that Safiullin’s level did not surprise him “at all.” “He knew that he has been playing at a high level these last few months, beating the greats, reaching finals, and I knew that he was going to play at a high level,” he said.