The Murcian tennis player Carlos Alcaraz He played an exhibition match against the American Tommy Paul in the Bullring of Mexico before 20,000 spectators and won 7-6 (7/3) and 6-3. The Spaniard made the fans vibrate with points like this:
The Spanish tennis player will now enjoy a few days off in the Central American country and then return to Spain to continue his vacation before traveling to Saudi Arabia, where on December 27 he will face another event with the same characteristics against the Serbian. Novak Djokovic. The young player from El Palmar, who at 20 years old is number 2 in the world and this season closed with six titles won -Wimbledonwhich is his second grand slam won, the Masters 1,000 of Indian Wells and Madridthe ATP 500 in Barcelona and Queen's and the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires -, returned to the courts after his participation in the Masters Cup, in which he was eliminated in the semifinals by Djokovic, who at 36 years old is the leader of the ATP, by a clear 3-6 and 2-6, and he did so by beating Paul, 26 and number 13 on the international list, in two sets.
Alcaraz, who performed at a good level in Mexican soil, will continue there for a few days enjoying the beaches of that country with some friends who traveled with him. Carlos, who has already posted some photos on his social networks while sightseeing, will disconnect after a very busy and demanding season, in which he played 77 competitive matches on the ATP circuit, seven more than in 2022, and presented a record of 65 victories and 12 defeats to continue their evolution at the highest level -eight more wins, a title, a final, two semi-finals and 2,065 more points than in the previous year.
Christmas in Murcia
After the well-deserved vacation, which will continue for a few days in Murcia, where the Christmas, will travel to the United States because on December 27 he has a commitment on the agenda that is already becoming common, a duel with Djokovic, although this time without points at stake. The clash will be held on the occasion of the Riyadh Season Cup, which will take place on Kingdom Arenaa venue with capacity for more than 40,000 spectators.
After the exhibition on American soil, Alcaraz will focus 100% on preparing to make its strong debut in 2024 with attention focused on the Australian Open, the first ''major'' of the season and which will take place from January 14 to 28 on hard courts at Melbourne Park. The Murcian did not compete this year due to injury; In 2021, in his debut on oceanic lands, he reached the second round and in 2022 the third.