Srinagar: Spaniard and World No.1 Player Carlos Alcaraz proved out as ultimate challenge to stop the invincible run of legend Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon by emerging winner in the final of the Wimbledon 2023 on Sunday at centre court.
Alcaraz recovered from a set deficit to perform at a remarkable level for five sets as he toppled Djokovic 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 to win his first Wimbledon title.
It was a victory that took every ounce of self belief and determination from Alcaraz along with sustained shotmaking of the highest quality while performing at a level of intensity he has never experienced across best of five sets. The two best players in the world imposed relentless pressure on each other until the end, yet
Alcaraz is the first player to beat Djokovic on Centre Court in a full decade, since Andy Murray in the 2013 final.
At 20 years old, Alcaraz is the third youngest player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title, behind only Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg. His second grand slam title means he is the first new male player to win multiple major titles since Stan Wawrinka in 2015. By halting Djokovic’s four-year dominance at Wimbledon, he has denied the Serb the chance of equalling Roger Federer’s record of eight Wimbledon titles.