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Carlos Alcaraz and 3 others to participate in tennis expo in Charlotte in December

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz will compete in a tennis exhibition in Charlotte on Dec. 6.

Third-ranked Alcaraz will face Frances Tiafoe in one match, while Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will meet in another at the Spectrum Center, home of NBA player Charlotte Hornets.

“All eyes will be on Charlotte as some of the biggest names in tennis face off at an event unlike any other,” said Danny Morrison, director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “Expect the unparalleled, elevated hospitality that only the Queen City can provide and, of course, elite competition in a sport that fascinates the world.”

Alcaraz won the French Open this year, making him the youngest male tennis player to win a Grand Slam on all three playing surfaces: hard, clay and grass.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Charlotte Invitational in December,” Alcaraz said. “Fans can expect an incredible evening and we look forward to providing an unforgettable experience for all attendees.”

Competition times have yet to be determined.

Tickets for the event will go on sale in mid-July.