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Carlos Alcaraz defeated seven-time champion Novak Djokovic in a thrilling final to win his first Wimbledon title, on Sunday. The defeat was Djokovic’s first on Center Court since 2013
Alcaraz won 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 to end the Serbian’s dominance at Wimbledon.
The Spaniard looked very nervous throughout the first set but shook off the early setback to win the next two sets.
Djokovic won the fourth set leading to a winners takes all final fifth set.
The world number two lost his temper as the final set began to slip away from him and destroyed one of his rackets by smashing it into the side of the net post.
Djokovic’s wrist appeared to suffer some damage during the outburst as the Serbian looked uncomfortable following the incident.
Alcaraz, spurred on by the majority of the supporters at Centre Court, held his nerve to inflict Djokovic’s first Wimbledon defeat since 2016.
The gruelling battle lasted for 4 hours and 43 minutes, concluding just before 7pm.
The Princess of Wales presented Alcarez with the Wimbledon trophy after Djokovic received the runners up shield.
Princess Kate has been the patron of the All England Club since 2016.
The Wimbledon trophy is Alcarez’s second grand slam victory after he won the US Open in 2022.
Both men paid tribute to each other in their interviews following the match as they were applauded by the Centre Court crowd.
At just 20 years old the future looks bright for the Spaniard, who also won the Queen’s Club tournament prior to Wimbledon.
Alcarez retains his world number one ranking which he would have lost to Djokovic had the Serbian triumphed in London.