The World No. 2 has had a successful season, the highlight of which was his victory against Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon which came in the form of a five-set thriller. Since then, fans have been hoping for another epic clash between the two top-ranked players.
While they were treated to a grueling battle between the two in the final of the Cincinnati Masters, Alcaraz's defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final of the US Open meant that the two have not locked horns since August. Therefore, many have been anticipating a resumption of their rivalry at the Paris Masters next week.
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Alcaraz caused some concern among fans when he was forced to withdraw from the Swiss Indoors Basel with two separate injuries. However, the 20-year-old recently shared a statement on his social media pages which provided an update on his situation.
"I have good news!
"I am feeling better every day and I will play Paris-Bercy and be in Turin for the ATP Finals! Excited to finish the year on a high!" he wrote.
As the second seed at the tournament, he will receive a bye in the first round and will start his campaign on either Tuesday, October 31st or Wednesday, November 1st.
Ahead of the Asian Swing, the two-time Grand Slam champion revealed his intention of overtaking Djokovic in time to be year-end No. 1. However, he proceeded to crash out in the semi-final of the China Open and the Round of 16 at the Shanghai Masters, meaning this aim will be tough to achieve.
"It's going to be tougher, if I want to be No 1. I have a few tournaments ahead, so I'll try to do my best. I'll try to, you know, win them, if I want to have a chance to end the year as No 1. I don't know, but right now I lose a lot of opportunities to make it," he said after his defeat in Shanghai.