"Excited to finish the year on a high!": Carlos Alcaraz gives return update for Paris Masters after injuries forced him out of Swiss Indoors

Carlos Alcaraz has given an update on his return at the Paris Masters after two separate injuries forced him to withdraw from the Swiss Indoors.

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.

Alcaraz "excited" for return in Paris

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.

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