Carlos Alcaraz competed against Tommy Paul in the main bullring of Mexico City. However, with Alcaraz playing on their home turf, Mexico City, the full attention of the 20,340 tennis spectators was brought to him. The audience experienced a momentous occasion as they witnessed him perform live.
Despite there being a lot fewer spectators as compared to matches involving Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, the atmosphere was simply spellbound at the Monumental Plaza de Toros. Alcaraz, on his part, seemed to be overwhelmed by the response of the crowd.
Alcaraz, who is ranked 2nd, along with Paul who is ranked 13th, were the players who managed to grab all eyeballs, with the presence of ex-Australian Open Champion, Caroline Wozniacki added as appetizer.
In the words of an enthusiast, he hoped this match would lead to further matches and events taking place in Mexico City. In his opinion, it would be beneficial for all.
According to sports news, the inclination of the Mexican capital toward sports and the expansion of the market are the first steps toward exposing nine million individuals in Mexico City to more diverse sporting options.
Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) are known to organize periodic seasonal games. In the case of the NBA, they are intending to open a franchise in Mexico City.
On the other hand, an NFL game that was scheduled to take place in the city was postponed as a result of renovations at the Azteca Stadium, which were in connection with the 2026 World Cup.
Motorsports gained tremendous popularity with the re-entry of Formula 1 to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2015. The event will be held again in 2024, with all tickets already sold. Formula E has also entered the race.
According to Tomas Wolf, one of the spectators of the game was thrilled to watch Alcaraz play live, to which his son too agreed.