In a thrilling five-set match, Carlos Alcaraz claimed Wimbledon 2023 title by defeating Novak Djokovic. The world’s top-ranked player initially took control, winning the first set 6-1. However, Alcaraz displayed a remarkable comeback in the second set, which resulted in a tiebreaker that he ultimately won 7-6 (8/6). Maintaining his dominance, the Spaniard secured the third set with a 6-1 victory.
Despite Djokovic’s impressive resurgence and a 6-3 win in the fourth set, Carlos Alcaraz managed to break Djokovic’s serve in the final set , ultimately clinching the decider and securing the Wimbledon 2023 championship.
It was an astonishing match and performance, a victory that required every immeasurable self-belief and sustained shot-making of the highest quality from Alcaraz while playing at a level of intensity that he has never experienced across five sets.
“Final against a legend of our sport”
“It’s great to win but even if I had lost, I would be really proud of myself with this amazing run, making history in this beautiful tournament, playing a final against a legend of our sport,” Alcaraz said. “It is incredible, it’s a dream come true, to be able to play in these stages. It’s amazing, for a boy of 20 years old, I didn’t expect to reach this kind of situation really fast. I am really, really proud of myself.”
Alcaraz’s career was already clearly on a trajectory that few 20‑year‑olds have matched, yet the top seed’s performance at Wimbledon has somehow outpaced all of the deafening hype. His ability to learn, adapt and improve is startling. Less than four weeks ago, Alcaraz began the grass-court season just trying to figure out how to play tennis on the surface without being so preoccupied by his balance and movement. He nearly lost at Queen’s Club against the No 83 Arthur Rinderknech.
Since then, he has blitzed the entire field, learning with every match as he has established a 12-match winning run across Queen’s Club and Wimbledon. Alcaraz is the first player to beat Djokovic on Centre Court in a full decade, since Andy Murray in the 2013 final. “I have fallen in love with grass right now,” Alcaraz said.