It is a clash that has been expected by generations, with Djokovic (36 years old) facing rising star and reigning world number one Alcaraz (20 years old). The Spaniard won 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 after 4 hours 42 minutes.
Djokovic took an early lead after winning the first set 6-1 in just 34 minutes. In the second set, Alcaraz won 7-6 after winning the tiebreak 8-6.
Djokovic’s fitness clearly declined in the third set as Alcaraz won 6-1. The defending champion decided to go to the bathroom between sets 3 and 4, which worked when he won again 6-3 in the fourth set.
In the decisive 5th set, Alcaraz got an important break in the 3rd game of the set. From there, the Spaniard kept his spirits up to finish the set with a score of 6-4 and win the Wimbledon 2023 championship.
After this victory, Alcaraz became the first player besides Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray to win Wimbledon since 2002. The 20-year-old also ended Djokovic’s unbeaten streak on Center Court, starting It started in 2013 when he lost to Andy Murray in the final.
After the match, Djokovic said: “Good afternoon everyone. Not good for me but good for Carlos. I thought I would have trouble with him only on clay and hard courts and not on grass. He deserves this win.”
Meanwhile, Alcaraz said: “It is a dream come true for me, even if I lose, I will be really proud of myself.”