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Nobody Can Keep Up With Carlos Alcaraz

Men’s tennis isn’t used to this scenario. A teenager’s rest week shouldn’t be so conspicuous and consequential—opening up the draw at a huge tournament, and making life significantly easier for big dogs like Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. But Carlos Alcaraz is sitting out this week’s Italian Open, recovering the right ankle he sprained last week, and the rest of the tour is surely unclenching their jaws.

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