With videoCarlos Alcaraz (20) already won the Queen’s Championships last month and now also has Wimbledon to his name, after defeating Novak Djokovic in a beautiful five-set match. “This was only my fourth tournament on grass, but I quickly liked it that way. I seem to be a quick learner.”
Alcaraz told his story in perfect English, after receiving a strong hug from Novak Djokovic, all of his family and the box attendants on Center Court shortly after claiming his championship point. There he defeated Djokovic in five sets, the first player since Andy Murray in the final on July 7, 2013. “It’s a dream come true. It’s great to win here, but even if I lost here I would have been very proud of myself. To be able to play against like “This legend here is unbelievable. To be able to play on this stage is unimaginable for a 20-year-old boy. I’m so proud of myself and my team,” said Alcaraz, who watched his 11-year-old brother Jaime proudly for five hours while his brother… He plays an exciting finale: “The work we put into my game every day means we can experience this now.”
“I’ve looked up to you since I was born. You were already winning tournaments back then. Unbelievable how long you’ve been so good, huge respect,” Alcaraz said, looking at Djokovic. Alcaraz was born in 2003, the year Djokovic became a player. Professional tennis.
Congratulations from Rafael Nadal
Alcaraz then thanked the Spanish royal family for their presence and support in the stands. “It’s very special that you were there to support me. I’m really starting to love grass now. I’ve only played four tournaments on grass. Last month I won Queen’s and now at Wimbledon. Apparently I’m a quick learner. It’s very special to be part of it now.” To Wimbledon Club.
On Twitter, Rafael Nadal (37), who is currently recovering, was quick to congratulate his “natural successor” Alcaraz on his second Grand Slam victory. “You gave us a lot of fun today. I’m sure Spanish tennis great, Manolo Santana, was also cheering wherever he was. Nadal, winner of two of his 22 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, wrote: “Big hug and enjoy the moment champion Manuel “Manolo” Santana, who died at the end of 2021, was the first Spanish winner at Wimbledon in 1966 and also won Roland Garros (1961, 1964) and the US Open (1965).
Djokovic: I’m happy that my children can still laugh
Losing finalist Novak Djokovic gave his first interview after the Wimbledon final as usual. “It was a beautiful final. Unfortunately, the result is not good for me, but it is for Carlos. And I have to start by congratulating him. You deserve it, you played really well and came back well after that difficult first set. I expected that I would have difficulty with you.” On hard courts and clay, but apparently also on grass. What she did at Queen’s and now here at Wimbledon is really amazing. Anhorabena“, congratulated the sixteen-year-old winner in Spanish.
“I have played and won many exciting finals. Take for example the 2019 final, when I was lucky,” Djokovic was referring to the 2019 final against Roger Federer. At 4 hours and 57 minutes, it was the longest final ever at Wimbledon. The final against Alcaraz lasted 4 hours and 43 minutes, luck cannot always be on your side, this is Even Steven“, Djokovic used a British expression to indicate that things cannot always go well.
“These are the matches we always work hard for. I’m grateful for this experience, but I lost to the better player. Tomorrow it will still hurt, but I will get up and work again to achieve new successes. I’m happy that my two sons can still laugh,” Djokovic said. I love you all. Thank you for your support. We’re going to give each other a lot of hugs later, and I’m already looking forward to it.” Out.”
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