Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest World No. 1 after winning his Grand Slam in New York earlier this month. But tennis commentator Gil Gross was hesitant to pick him as his outright favorite for the 2023 Australian Open.
Gross gave his reasons behind not picking Alcaraz as the favorite to win in Melbourne and was also uncertain about picking the Spaniard over Novak Djokovic.
He mentioned that the new World No.1 still has to improve a lot in many areas to win back-to-back majors.
“It’s like a yes, but for me, it seems like a tough task at the stage he’s at in his career to win back-to-back majors. It feels historically improbable even for him,” said Gross.
Gil revealed that Alcaraz has to improve his match management and mental strength.
“Most of the matches he’s lost have not been because he’s been outclassed from a technical standpoint. He’s just shrunk under pressure and played…