Alcaraz to take his bow
A year ago, Alcaraz turned up in Turin to receive his year-end No.1 silverware. The Spaniard had qualified, but succumbed to injury in the build-up.
12 months on, a second Grand Slam in the cabinet, the 20-year-old is set to make his ATP Finals debut.
The Wimbledon winner arrived at the Pala Alpitour on Wednesday to fine-tune his game with junior world No.1 Joao Fonseca.
Alcaraz has blazed to six titles in 2023, however, there are recent concerns having pulled out of Basel last month citing left foot and lower back issues. On top of that the world No.2 fell to the very underrated Roman Safiullin at the first hurdle in Paris.
Far from ideal preparation, but Alcaraz has the athleticism and skillset to spark into life at any moment.
The 20-year-old headlines the Red Group with Daniil Medvedev (2-2 versus Alcaraz), Andrey Rublev (0-0) and Alexander Zverev (3-3).
It promises to be a finely-poised group. On Monday, Alcaraz begins his campaign facing Zverev, whilst close friends Medvedev and in-form Rublev will duel in the night encounter.