Carlos Alcaraz, in the first Wimbledon final played, conquers the title at the All England Club. The Spanish tennis player wins a crazy match against the 7-times champion Novak Djokovic, in five sets: 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 is the final result.
After twenty years of domination by the Fab Four, a new player is preparing to wear the crown of England on his head. He also does it early: because Carlos Alcaraz forges ahead in every match he plays, even at Wimbledon. The world number one is, in fact, the third youngest player in history to win Wimbledon.
He does it at the age of 20 years and 72 days. Before them, there are two other youngsters who have imposed themselves on this tournament.
Carlos Alcaraz writes history: he is the 3rd youngest Wimbledon champion
Unbeatable Boris Becker, when back in 1985, at the age of 17 years and 228 days, he conquered the first title at the All England Club beating Kevin Curren.
He will repeat himself the following year, at the age of 18, this time beating Ivan Lendl in the final. Second place in this ranking goes to Bjorn Borg, who precedes Alcaraz for only a matter of days. In 1976, he defeated Ilie Nastase in the final at the age of 20 years and 27 days.
The names that the number one in the world puts behind him are also illustrious. They were a year older both Lleyton Hewitt and Jimmy Connors when they won their first Wimbledon titles: the Australian in 2002 against David Nalbandian; the second against Ken Rosewall in 1974.
Alcaraz, therefore, continues to break precocity records: he also does it at Wimbledon. The Serbian tennis player, on the other hand, hadn't lost on Wimbledon Center Court for 10 years: it was 2013, Andy Murray was on the other side of the net.
On that occasion, Andy won his first title at Church Road, breaking a 77-year fast since a male British tennis player (Fred Perry) last won at the Championships.
3 - Carlos Alcaraz is the third youngest player in the Open Era to secure his first Men’s Singles title in Wimbledon - older only than Boris Becker (in 1985) and Björn Borg (1976).