The Spaniard lost in his only previous fight with the Russian at Wimbledon 2021. This is a very special match for Carlos Alcaraz as becoming the California champion will move him up to number one in the world. To do this, he will need to play his best tennis and make "everything perfect."
“I don't think I'm the favorite in every match. I don't think about it, I have to win every match. I know that if I win, I will be number 1. But I try not to think about it,” Alcaraz said at a press conference when asked about the possibility of returning to the top of the rankings instead of Novak Djokovic.
Carlitos understands that the main thing is to know how to play with Daniil Medvedev. “I would say that it will be a really tactical match against Daniil. It will be very difficult. I have to make, shall we say, perfect. That's all I'm going to think about."