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ALCARAZ WINS WIMBLEDON TITLE AS DJOKOVIC RECEIVES RECORD FINE FOR SMASHING HIS RACQUET

Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz recovered from a nervous start to claim victory over 16 years his senior Novak Djokovic after four hours and 43 minutes in the final of the 2023 Wimbledon tennis tournament.

The 20 year –old reaching his first Wimbledon final showed power of resilience, speed, rising momentum of energy and flair in style-play in beating the Serbian.

The match commenced with Djokovic setting his ambition to win an eight title and fifth in row at the All England Club, he simply declared his intent with an opener 6-1 in 34 minutes. Obviously, the young lad was quickly alerted to tactical awareness, if he must remain in the battle for his first Wimbledon title. Alcaraz was nervous and couldn’t cope with the pace of Djokovic who made just two unforced errors winning the first set with an outstanding display of good tennis.

On resumption of the second set Alcaraz embraced composure, this paid off with 2-0 lead at the start of the set having broken the serve of the Serbian. But it didn’t take long before Djokovic rediscovered his rhythm, broke straight back and a high- caliber set went to a tie- break.

Alcaraz who seemed not rattled by Djokovic comeback disrupted the 36 year-old Serbian previous 14 tie breaks streak of performance with a stunning return of serve to level and lead 8-6.

Alcaraz again showed another flair of good tennis in the third set and Djokovic was ruffled, chuntering to the umpire on a disputed let call. Calmly the drive of the Spaniard was excellent and he broke again after an epic 26 minute game with his seventh break point and a third break wrapped up the set 6-1

Djokovic after cooling off in the bathroom re-emerged and obviously the crowd reaction was positive. And experience came to bear as the younger in the night struggle sustaining the momentum with a drop shot hit the net, Djokovic went on to win the fourth set to send the match into a deciding fifth set shootout.

In the fifth set the 20 year-old quickly took a 2-0 lead and afterwards reaction in what looked a certain winner into the net could be judged unfriendly with Djokovic smashing his racket into the wooden net. The camera captured Djokovic’s frustration when he smashed his racket on the wooden sticks holding the net of the All England Club’s Centre Court. Djokovic had earlier received warning from the chair umpire.

The breakout turned to be decisive as the Spaniard took advantage to win the set and the match by holding his serve until the definitive 6-4 with which he closed the fifth set.

In excitement Alcaraz slumped on the ground claiming victory over the Serbian. He was brilliant after a comeback after losing the first set and he did show his celebration by kicking the ball to the crowd before climbing up to the players box to enjoy with his team.

Obviously, the crowd was supportive with both players embracing each other and Alcaraz adding Wimbledon to his US Open title.

Meanwhile, a Wimbledon official has imposed a fine of about 8,000 dollars [7,110 euros] on Djokovic. This is due to the action of the 23 grand slam winner as ‘’racket abuse’’.

Alcaraz was expected to go home with the racket after the match. Obviously to celebrate with his friends at the Club de Campo de Murcia where the Spanish tennis player learned to play.

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