“One of the keys for Alcaraz is to select the calendar well, due to travel, training, and changes in schedules and hotels,” Corretja added, hinting that Alcaraz may want to cut down on the number of tournaments he plays in the future. It means that the decision to skip the Swiss Indoors could be the right idea in Corretja’s eyes, giving the 20-year-old more time to rest and recover before the last two events of the season.
Alcaraz will still be racing to be ready in time, with the Paris Masters only starting one week later than the tournament in Basel. Last year, he picked up an abdominal injury during his quarter-final match against Holger Rune in Paris and had to end his season early, missing out on the chance to make his debut at the ATP Finals. And he will be keen to avoid the same disappointment this time around.