Wimbledon 2023: Djokovic lost to Carlos Alcaraz in men’s final
Wimbledon 2023: Carlos Alcaraz claimed his maiden Wimbledon men’s singles title, bringing an end to Novak Djokovic’s recent dominance with a remarkable victory.
The 20-year-old Spanish player overcame a shaky start to secure a 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 triumph against the defending champion.
Djokovic, aiming for his fifth consecutive win, eighth Wimbledon title, and 24th major, was ultimately outlasted by the top-seeded Alcaraz, who showcased his talent by capturing his second Grand Slam title.
Expressing his elation, Alcaraz, who had participated in only his fourth grass-court tournament, described it as a dream come true.
He emphasized that even in defeat, he would have been proud of himself, considering the opportunity to compete at such a high level at the age of 20.
Alcaraz, who had previously secured his first Grand Slam title at the US Open last year, celebrated his victory by falling flat on his face and kicking a ball into the crowd upon converting his first match point.
The Centre Court, filled with spectators including prominent figures like Prince and Princess of Wales, actor Brad Pitt, and two-time champion Andy Murray, rose to their feet to honor the newest champion of the All England Club.
Following tradition, Alcaraz ascended the stairs from the court to his box and embraced his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, along with his family and friends.
In the Open era, Alcaraz became the third youngest man to clinch the Wimbledon title, following in the footsteps of 17-year-old Boris Becker in 1985 and 20-year-old Bjorn Borg in 1976.
Reflecting on his defeat, Djokovic, who became emotional during his on-court speech, acknowledged the disappointment but expressed gratitude.
He recognized the numerous tough matches he had won at Wimbledon and considered this loss to be a balanced outcome.
Djokovic commended Alcaraz as the better player on the day and expressed his intention to move forward, hoping to return stronger.