Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 to clinch his first-ever Wimbledon men’s singles title. On July 16, Sunday, the 20-year-old earned his second Grand Slam title and became the 3rd Spanish player to win Wimbledon after Rafael Nadal and Manuel Santana.
In the beginning of the first set, Novak Djokovic held his serve in a tough first game, but then, he went on to break the serve of Carlos Alcaraz twice. It led to the Serbian world number two serving out the first set with a margin of 6-1.
The Spaniard world number one started the second set with a decent hold of serve to get things underway. Shortly after, things got heated up as both players exchanged a break of serve to make it 2-2. Then, Djovokic managed to stay on serve to force a back and forth tie-breaker, which Alcaraz secured at the very end, to make it 1-1 after two sets.
Carlos Alcaraz started the third set in a fantastic manner, getting the break of serve in the first game. Then, one of the most epic games of the Wimbledon 2023 men’s singles final happened, in which Novak Djokovic gave his all to stay on serve, but to no avail. The Spaniard broke the serve of the Serbian one more time, to pull out the third set 6-1.
The fourth set saw the world number two Djokovic make a sparkling comeback, breaking the serve of the world number one Alcaraz twice, to win it 6-3 and take the match to the deciding set.
In the fifth and final set, Carlos Alcaraz broke the serve of Novak Djokovic one last time in the third game, which proved to be decisive for him in winning the coveted crown of Wimbledon for the first time.
Marketa Vondrousova becomes the first unseeded women’s singles Wimbledon champion in the Open Era
In the women’s draw, the world number 42, Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic created history at the hallowed grounds of SW19, winning her first Grand Slam title on July 15, Saturday. She defeated the sixth seed Ons Jabeur from Tunisia in straight sets with a margin of 6-4, 6-4 to become the first unseeded women’s singles Wimbledon champion in the Open Era.