The teenager recovered from a set down in the US Open final to beat Aryna Sabalenka at Flushing Meadows in front of a jubilant and energetic home crowd.
Alcaraz won a hard-fought second set before experiencing heavy cramping in the middle of the third,
The patch was spotted while Djokovic was changing his shirt at the French Open.
The two players are the favourites to win in the absence of Rafael Nadal.
Nick Kyrgios made it to the final of Wimbledon last year.
Nadal said he will not set a date for his return, but said the Davis Cup in November could be a potential target.
Novak Djokovic's only title in 2022 came at the Italian Open in Rome. The Serbian has lost his world number one ranking ahead of Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal has undergone treatment for his recurring foot injury. He is currently on crutches but is expected to resume training in the coming days.
Nadal is an honorary member of Real Madrid Football Club.
Rafael Nadal cruised to his 14th French Open title with a comfortable 6-3,6-3,6-0 win over Norwegian Casper Rudd on Sunday.
Swiatek dominated the final with a 6-1,6-3 victory over Gauff.
Rafael Nadal is through to the final on Sunday where he will face Casper Ruud.
The tennis superstars both feel that the evening sessions at Roland Garros are much too late for everyone involved.
Novak Djokovic's coach has put pressure on Rafael Nadal claiming there is no other favourite at Roland Garros apart from the 13-time champion.
Novak Djokovic says Rafael Nadal is his biggest opponent and credits the Spaniard for helping him reach great heights.
Rafael Nadal is not one of the favourites for the French Open title according to Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Spaniard may be held back by yet another injury after having just recovered from a broken rib
Carlos Alcaraz has been anointed the successor to the 'Big Three' of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal lost in the quarterfinals at the Madrid Masters following his return from a rib injury. The Spaniard will play the Italian Open ahead of the French Open that gets underway on May 22.
Rafael Nadal won his 21st Grand Slam title at the 2022 Australian Open and will be among the favourites at Roland Garros later this month.
Rafael Nadal could end up missing major lay court tournaments during his six week injury hiatus and return just in time for the French Open in May.
Novak Djokovic missed the Australian Open after his visa was cancelled owing to being unvaccinated against Covid-19. The Serb is ready to miss more majors if he is forced to take the vaccination to participate.
Nadal has overtaken Djokovic and Federer after he won his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open last week.
Nadal wants to concentrate on recovering from a persistent foot injury
Novak Djokovic will get ahead of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, says Serbian's surprise practice partner
Novak Djokovic called on a university senior as a practice partner ahead of his French Open showdown with Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros on Sunday. The title saw him extend his lead over Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the race for 'Big Titles'.