The men’s tennis world no.1 Carlos Alcaraz won his first-ever Wimbledon men’s singles title by defeating world no.2 Novak Djokovic 3-2 in the final on Sunday.
Djokovic began the game fast as he bagged the first set 6-1 at the Center Court.
But the young Spaniard made a comeback and took the second set with a 7-6 (8-6) tiebreak, then won the third set with a 6-1.
Despite the Serbian legend making a stand in the fourth set with 6-3, Alcaraz claimed the final set 6-4 and reached his second major title in his second final, after bagging the 2022 US Open.
The Spaniard has become Wimbledon’s third-youngest men’s winner after Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg.
During the award ceremony, Alcaraz remarked that Djokovic has influenced him since he was a child, adding, “Since I was born, you were already winning tournaments.”
Djokovic applauded his youthful opponent, saying, “I thought I’d have trouble with you on clay or hard court, not grass, but it’s obviously a different story this year.”
Djokovic became the first player to reach 35 Grand Slam finals, adding to his 23 Grand Slam championships.
Spain’s King Felipe VI also watched the game from the Royal Box, clearly rooting for Alcaraz, a 20-year-old Spaniard.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate, attended the historic match at Centre Court with their children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7.
The trophy was handed to Alcaraz by Princess Kate, the royal patron of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.