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Wimbledon 2023: Carlos Alcaraz wins the title at the All England Club by beating Novak Djokovic | AP News

Wimbledon 2023: Carlos Alcaraz wins the title at the All England Club by beating Novak Djokovic | AP News

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz will head to New York in August to defend his U.S. Open title as a two-time Grand Slam champion.

That’s because he managed to shake off a poor start and beat Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 on Sunday.

That gave Alcaraz his first trophy at the All England Club and prevented Djokovic from winning his fifth in a row and eighth overall there.

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Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova won their second Wimbledon doubles title as a pairing by beating Elise Mertens and Storm Hunter 7-5, 6-4 on Centre Court.

Novak Djokovic lost on Centre Court at Wimbledon for the first time in 10 years and he has some regrets about it.

Clervie Ngounoue of the United States and Henry Searle of Britain won the junior singles titles at Wimbledon.

Tokito Oda became the youngest man to win a Wimbledon singles title in any discipline after defeating Alfie Hewett in the men’s wheelchair final.

It also kept Djokovic from increasing his men’s-record total of 23 major titles.

Alcaraz is a 20-year-old from Spain who is the third-youngest men’s champion at Wimbledon in the Open era, which began in 1968. Only Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg were younger than he is.


The next Grand Slam tournament is the U.S. Open, which begins on the hard courts of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Aug. 28. The women’s final — Iga Swiatek won the tournament in 2022 — is Sept. 9; the men’s final is Sept. 10.


As of Sunday evening, Djokovic was listed as a plus-115 money-line pick to win the U.S. Open, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, slightly ahead — perhaps surprisingly — of Alcaraz, at plus-140. Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Djokovic to win the 2021 title in New York, was next at plus-380. American Frances Tiafoe, a semifinalist a year ago, was listed as a joint-12th pick at plus-3,600. For the women, Swiatek was the top pick at plus-240, followed by Aryna Sabalenka at plus-500. New Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova was listed joint-eighth at plus-2,200.


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The All England Club is trying to balance tradition and evolution

Novak Djokovic is pursuing more history, and his self-belief is a big part of his success

Women’s tennis is working toward equal pay at more tournaments

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21 — Number of years since someone other than Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray won the men’s title at Wimbledon. Lleyton Hewitt won the tournament in 2002. Until Carlos Alcaraz won Sunday, 19 trophies in a row at the All England Club — the 2020 edition was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic — went to Federer (eight), Djokovic (seven), Nadal (two) or Murray (two).


“Right now is the happiest moment of my life, that’s for sure. Probably in five years, (that) will change. Right now, I’m 20. I didn’t live too many situations like this. So I’m going to enjoy this moment.” — Carlos Alcaraz.


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