Spain's tennis player Carlos Alcaraz poses during the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Nice, southern France, on July 20, 2023. Photo: AFP
The top-ranked Spaniard, who beat 23-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic in a five-set Wimbledon thriller last Sunday, had only three aces compared to six for Coric but saved the two break points he faced. It was Alcaraz’s second straight victory here after winning against David Goffin of Belgium on Friday.
Since clinching the Queen’s Club Championships final last month for his first grass-court title, Alcaraz has not looked back on what he once called his least-favored surface
The exhibition event is at the Nice Lawn Club in southern France, with mixed teams representing their nation in singles and doubles.
Alcaraz was playing again later Saturday in doubles alongside Rebeka Masarova against Coric and Donna Vekic.
The tournament final is scheduled for Sunday.
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