This Thursday morning, Carlos Alcaraz defeated Tommy Paul in the exhibition that the two tennis players had scheduled at the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City. It was sealed 7-6, 6-3 by the Spaniard and was seen as epic.
The number 2 in the ranking already knew what it was like to play in Mexico, as the Spaniard made his debut at the Abierto Mexicano Acapulco. However, he had never played in Mexico City, and he assures that the experience has been unforgettable: "I hope people have enjoyed it. It has been a great challenge, it has not been easy to win. We played a great match, and that's what tennis is all about, to offer a good show".
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The match between Carlos Alcaraz and Tommy Paul was watched at the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City by a total of 20,458 spectators. In an iconic moment, when the Spaniard was about to serve, the crowd started to do the wave and he stopped his serve to raise his racquet and join them. "It was a unique moment, I felt very special being here," Alcaraz added. "The people here are very special. I have recorded this moment to always have it in my memory."
Cult hero Sakkari also returns to Mexico
Before Alcaraz and Paul's match, Maria Sakkari and Caroline Wozniacki, who has returned to professional tennis this year after becoming a mother but has not played since the US Open, also played an exhibition match that was won by the Greek 6-3, 6-4.
Sakkari is a cult hero in Mexico after winning Guadalajara Open AKRON earlier this summer and will take a win from the country to end the year after a torrid WTA Finals campaign after getting in as a late replacement into the tournament.