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2023 Wimbledon: Carlos Alcaraz does the impossible, ends Djokovic streak to win second Grand Slam

20-year-old maintains number one ranking with win

World number one Carlos Alcaraz won his second Grand Slam title after defeating 23-time champion Novak Djokovic in five sets in the 2023 Wimbledon Championship final.

Having come through their respective semifinals, Alcaraz and Djokovic were to face for the Wimbledon title and number one ranking, with Djokovic aiming to win his fifth consecutive Wimbledon crown and 20-year-old Alcaraz aiming for his first. After their French Open semifinal meeting some weeks ago, it was their second meeting in a Grand Slam.

The 36-year-old Serb started the game aggressively and punished Alcaraz by claiming the first set 6-1. Alcaraz remained unfazed and fought back strongly to take the second set and third set, putting his experienced opponent on the ropes.

Djokovic returned to take the fourth set and delay the inevitable, as Alcaraz cleaned him out in the fifth set to secure an impressive 1-6 7-6 6-1 3-6 6-4 win over Djokovic.

Alcaraz became the first player not named Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray to win the tournament since 2002, the year he was born. He also became the first man to defeat Djokovic on Centre Court in Wimbledon since 2013 and the first man to defeat him at Wimbledon in six years.

Carlos Alcaraz won his second Grand Slam title, having won the US Open last year. He consolidated his place as the number one player in the world with the win, as well. He is now the youngest player to win the Wimbledon Championship since 1985.

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