Carlos Alcaraz opens up on beating Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets in the Wimbledon final

by Jovica Ilic
Carlos Alcaraz opens up on beating Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz is a two-time Major champion, achieving the feat at 20 years and two months! The young Spaniard claimed the last year's US Open and added another notable trophy this July at Wimbledon. Carlos headed to The All England Club after conquering Queen's.

He did not stop there, enjoying a great run at Wimbledon and ousting a seven-time winner Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in four hours and 42 minutes. Alcaraz described the match point and what came after as the most significant moment of his life, especially against such a strong rival.

Two great competitors battled in windy conditions and gave their best to make a memorable final, with the Spaniard taking only two points more than the Serb. Novak claimed the opener in 34 minutes and had a chance to open a massive two sets to love advantage.

Djokovic squandered a set point in the second set's tie break and lost it 8-6 after Alcaraz's backhand return winner, experiencing his first failure in the tie breaks at Majors after winning 15 in a row! The Serb lost the ground in the third set, spraying almost 20 unforced errors and getting broken three times.

The fifth game secured a place in Wimbledon history with 32 points and 27 minutes of a grueling battle! They embraced 13 deuces, numerous game points for Novak and seven break chances for the young gun! Carlos seized the last when Novak netted a forehand to earn an enormous boost.

Carlos Alcaraz described the moments after beating Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon.

The Spaniard held at 15 in the sixth game and closed the set with another break a few minutes later for a massive advantage ahead of set number four.

Novak took an extended break and defended two break points in the second game to end his downfall. The Serb grabbed breaks in games five and nine to wrap up the set 6-3 and force a decider, ready to give his everything while chasing his eighth Wimbledon crown.

They missed a break point in games one and two of the final set, and Carlos delivered a break in game three with a backhand down the line winner to move in front. Alcaraz served for the title at 5-4 and held at 30 after forcing Djokovic's error to lift his second Major trophy at 20.

"The moment of winning Wimbledon, after the match point, there is no better feeling than that, or at least I have not experienced any better; it was unbelievable. I will always remember the moments when I won the match," Carlos Alcaraz said.

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