Spanish tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz, affectionately known as "Carlitos," has experienced a rollercoaster of emotions in the latter part of this season. While his last triumph at Wimbledon propelled him to the summit of tennis, with finals appearances in Cincinnati and the US Open's semifinals, his recent performance has left much to be desired in his quest to establish himself among the world's best.
To date, Alcaraz has accumulated an impressive total of 12 ATP titles, spread over three years. Six of these titles came in 2023, five in 2022, and one in 2021, highlighting his meteoric rise in the tennis world. However, the past few months have been a constant struggle for him as he has participated in six tournaments without securing the coveted trophy.
These tournaments include Toronto, Cincinnati, the US Open, Beijing, Shanghai, and Bercy.
Alcaraz remains a name to watch in the world of tennis
The 107-day drought following his Wimbledon win has triggered introspection and intensified Carlos Alcaraz's determination to regain his winning form.
If he doesn't secure a victory at the upcoming Final Masters, the prospect of a 167-day dry spell looms large. This challenging period has given him the opportunity to reassess his game and ambitions, pushing him to work harder.
This isn't the first time Alcaraz has faced a title drought. Last year, he endured a six-tournament winless streak from Madrid to the US Open, his first Grand Slam. Nevertheless, his longest title-less streak dates back to 2021 when 110 days passed between his victory in Umag and his triumph at the Next Gen tournament.
During this period, he competed in seven tournaments, including Kivbil, Cincinnati, Winston-Salem, US Open, Indian Wells, Vienna, and Bercy. Despite his recent challenges, Alcaraz remains a name to watch in the world of tennis.
With his talent and dedication, it's only a matter of time before he returns to the top and continues scripting his story in the sport he loves.