Carlos Alcaraz has won the 2023 Wimbledon, defeating Novak Djokovic the defending Champion.

Wimbledon is the second grand slam title of his career.

Alcaraz served out for a 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory after nearly five hours on court

As he lifted the trophy, he said winning was a “dream come true”.

He said to Djokovic: “I started playing tennis watching you. When I was born you were already winning tournaments. But 36 is the new 26. It’s amazing.”

An emotional Djokovic praised his competitor after the game finished. He had been going for his eighth Wimbledon win, and at 36-years-old, he was bidding to become the oldest man to take the crown.

He welled up when he saw his son Stefan and said: “Thank you for supporting me.”

Djokovic added: “As for me you never like to lose matches like this but when all the emotions have settled I still have to be very grateful. I’ve won many close matches here down the years, maybe I should have lost a couple of finals that I won so it’s ‘Even Stevens’.

“It’s a tough one to swallow when you are so close. I lost to the better player and I have to congratulate him and move on.”

Sunday marks the first time in 10 years since Djokovic lost a match on Centre Court, a run of 45 matches going back to the 2013 final against Andy Murray.

Carlos Alcaraz, 20, is the youngest finalist since fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in 2006.

He now claims the world number one spot.


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