Carlos Alcaraz to battle Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic for Astana Open

Carlos Alcaraz will play his first ATP Tour match as World No 1 in the Astana Open first round where he initially drew dark horse Holger Rune before the Dane’s withdrawal. Rune enjoyed a run to the championship match in Sofia last week before suffering a disappointing loss in the final and it seems he’s picked up a niggle. There is little doubt that Ru