England’s Wimbledon – In order to make winning the Wimbledon Championship even more memorable, Carlos Alcaraz voiced his wish for another opportunity to face Novak Djokovic. Well, Alcaraz got the chance to face Djokovic, and he beat him.
After a shaky start, Alcaraz overcame Djokovic to upset him 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, snapping his All England Club winning streak of 34 games in a row. On Sunday, in an exciting, back-and-forth final, Alcaraz claimed his second Grand Slam trophy, making a claim for his first championship at Wimbledon.
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Ranked number one, Alcaraz halted Djokovic from winning his record eighth consecutive grass-court tournament and his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title. Djokovic was also prevented from securing his 24th major title of his career.
Not 36-year-old Djokovic, who had previously held the record, but 20-year-old Alcaraz was the third-youngest men’s Wimbledon champion in the Open Era. Since 1974, the age difference between both players in any men’s Slam final was the highest.
Therefore, Alcaraz had youth on his side, which he had demonstrated even when they met last month at the French Open. Alcaraz was exceptional for two sets before faltering and losing. This time, he possessed the resilience and strokes to surpass Djokovic.
Alcaraz is quick and capable of delivering power – serving at 130 miles per hour and forehand topping at 100 miles per hour. However, Djokovic possesses abundant talent and superior muscle memory. He has been there and done that, something Alcaraz can currently only dream of.
Nevertheless, if there was any indication that this victory on a windy and cloudy day at Centre Court, where Djokovic last lost in the final in 2013, would set Alcaraz on the path to achieving much more.
Still, it is relatively new territory for Alcaraz: Djokovic’s record was his 35th Grand Slam final appearance, whereas it was only Alcaraz’s second.
Carlos Alcaraz, on the other hand, triumphed in a 32-point, 25-minute mini-masterpiece game to take the third set. It was also Alcaraz who broke back with a backhand passing winner to go ahead 2-1. Djokovic, who stumbled during a point but quickly recovered, expressed his frustration by hitting his racket against the net post, nullifying the impact. He destroyed his equipment and accused chair umpire Fergus Murphy of a code violation.
They would play for the next 24 minutes, extending the total score to over 4 1/2 hours, but Carlos Alcaraz never showed any signs of weakness or accepted defeat. And it was Alcaraz, not Djokovic, who received the trophy in the evening.
Carlos Alcaraz Achievements :-
Carlos Alcaraz has achieved several notable milestones in his career so far. Here are some of his accomplishments:
- Youngest Challenger Tour Winner: At the age of 16 years and 3 months, Alcaraz became the youngest player to win a Challenger Tour title in 2019, showcasing his immense talent and potential.
- ATP Tour Breakthrough: In 2020, Alcaraz made his breakthrough on the ATP Tour by reaching the quarterfinals of the Rio Open as a wildcard entry, defeating higher-ranked opponents along the way.
- Grand Slam Debut: Alcaraz made his Grand Slam debut at the 2020 US Open, where he won his first-round match, making him the youngest player to win a main draw match at the tournament since 1992.
- Top 100 Ranking: In May 2021, Alcaraz entered the top 100 of the ATP rankings, solidifying his status as one of the rising stars in men’s tennis.
- First ATP Title: In February 2021, Carlos Alcaraz won his maiden ATP title at the Delray Beach Open, becoming the youngest Spanish player to capture an ATP singles title in the Open Era.
- Grand Slam Quarterfinal: Alcaraz reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2021 US Open, defeating higher-ranked opponents and displaying his ability to compete at the highest level.
- Wimbledon Championship: In 2023, Alcaraz claimed his second Grand Slam title by winning the Wimbledon Championship, defeating Novak Djokovic in a thrilling final and making history as the third-youngest men’s champion at Wimbledon in the Open Era.
These achievements demonstrate Alcaraz’s rapid rise in the tennis world and his immense potential to become a prominent figure in the sport.