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‘A brand new identify, a brand new reign’ – Reactions as Carlos Alcaraz wins second Grand Slam title

‘A brand new identify, a brand new reign’ – Reactions as Carlos Alcaraz wins second Grand Slam title


Carlos Alcaraz defeated seven-time champion Novak Djokovic to say his first Wimbledon title on Sunday, shattering the Serb’s dream of a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam crown.

World No 1 Alcaraz recovered from dropping the primary set and saving a set level within the second to win 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 after 4 hours and 42 minutes on Centre Court docket.

It was a second main for the 20-year-old Spaniard following his US Open title final yr as he turned Wimbledon’s third youngest males’s champion.

The consequence can even spark feverish hypothesis over the beginning of a generational shift, with 36-year-old Djokovic carrying the torch of the ‘Huge Three’ now that Roger Federer is retired and Rafael Nadal is sidelined, maybe completely.

Australian Open and French Open champion Djokovic had been bidding to equal Federer’s report of eight Wimbledon titles and match Margaret Court docket’s all-time mark of 24 Slams.

When he received his first main on the Australian Open in 2008, Alcaraz was nonetheless three months shy of his fifth birthday.

Djokovic was enjoying in his ninth last at Wimbledon and thirty fifth on the majors, whereas for Alcaraz it was only a second within the Slams following his US Open triumph.

The Serb went into the match having not misplaced on Centre Court docket since his 2013 last defeat to Andy Murray and he hit with relentless precision within the first set.

Alcaraz, who had been crippled by physique cramping in his loss to Djokovic within the French Open semi-final in June, was unable to settle and let a break level slip away within the seven-minute opening recreation.

Golden probability

Djokovic took benefit and raced right into a 5-0 lead on the again of a double break earlier than the Spaniard acquired on the board.

It was too little, too late as Djokovic claimed the opening set with a smash.

However Alcaraz lastly freed himself of his shackles and broke for 2-1 within the second set.

Djokovic hit straight again within the third recreation earlier than saving a break level within the fourth, popping out on prime of a 29-shot rally.

The Serb was hit with a time violation within the tie-break earlier than seeing a set level saved.

Alcaraz wanted no second invitation when he carved out and transformed a set level to degree the competition with a backhand winner.

The marathon set had taken 85 minutes as Djokovic’s run of 15 tie-breaks received in a row on the majors ended.

Alcaraz broke within the opening recreation of the third set and once more after an exhausting 26-minute fifth recreation, which went to 13 deuces and noticed Djokovic save six break factors earlier than he cracked on the seventh.

Alcaraz backed it up with a rapid-fire service recreation which took simply two minutes as compared and broke once more in opposition to the dispirited defending champion to maneuver two units to at least one forward.

Djokovic argued with umpire Fergus Murphy over his monitoring of the shot clock and did little to endear himself with the group by taking a prolonged bathroom break earlier than the fourth set.

Nonetheless, the break labored wonders because the Serb broke twice within the set, levelling the ultimate courtesy of Alcaraz’s seventh double fault of the last.

Djokovic wasted a golden probability to interrupt for 2-0 within the decider with a wild smash and Alcaraz made him pay, breaking for 2-1.

A pissed off Djokovic collected one other code violation for destroying his racquet in opposition to the online publish earlier than he slipped 3-1 down.

Alcaraz was to not be denied and he claimed a well-known victory when Djokovic buried a forehand within the internet.

(Textual content by AFP)

Listed below are a few of the reactions on social media to Alcaraz’s win:



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