Carlos Alcaraz, 2023 Wimbledon Champion: This was the path to the title

Carlos Alcaraz was crowned the 2023 Wimbledon champion by defeating Novak Djokovic on Sunday 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in a final that will go down in tennis history as it kept the thousands of spectators who witnessed it on the court in suspense for nearly five hours from the All Club Center England Lawn Tennis in London and the millions of people who watched it live on TV.

To claim his first crown at the third Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Spaniardthe top seed in the draw for being No. 1 in the ATP World Rankings, He won seven matchesthe last against the title favorite and winner of seven editions, the last of four consecutive editions with 34 consecutive wins to his credit.

When he won the last point in the final and claimed the 2023 Wimbledon title, Carlos Alcaraz fell to the floor.Alastair Grant – AP

Most of the 20-year-old’s opponents were tennis players from Europe. The only exception was Chilean Nicholas Jarry In the third round a group snatched from him. the total, He won 21 sets and lost only fourtwo in the most important duel with the owner of the highest star in history, such as the Serbian, with a score of 23.

For Alcaraz, who, as of Monday, will continue to be at the top of the ladder, this was his third participation in Wimbledon, and with his victory over Djokovic, He is the player with the most wins in the 2023 season, with 47one more than Daniel Medvedev who, ironically, finished in the semi-finals with a 6-3 win. The Russian came in third place and a candidate for the first prize. At the same time, he became the third Spaniard to be celebrated in London after him Manuel Santana (1966) And Rafael Nadal (2008 and 2010).

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Moreover, against the Balkans, They tilt the log against each other in their favour Because before the introduction in England they met twice on clay courts. In the first, corresponding to the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 in Madrid 2022, Almurcian was victorious 7-6(5), 7-5, 7-6(5) and accepted the definition of the tournament in who was later champion. In the second duel, for the semi-finals of Roland Garros 2023, the Serb won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, and later lifted the trophy.

Djokovic, with a fall, can’t match Roger Federer With eight titles in the tennis cathedral and remains on the second step of the historical table of champions alongside Sampras House (USA) f William Renshaw (United kingdom). The Three Seven Crowns accumulate the exclusivity that the British had long before the start of the Open Era, in the 1880s. The Swede completed the podium Bjorn BorgAnd With five titles.

Novak Djokovic has seven Wimbledon titles to his credit, one less than Roger Federer.Adrienne Dennis – AFP

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