Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz broke Novak Djokovic’s unbeaten 34-win streak at Wimbledon and hit a shot at history as the 20-year-old defeated the Serb to win the final in a five-set thriller.
Alcaraz ended Djokovic’s long reign at Wimbledon with a 1-6 7-6(6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory to win the All England Club title for the first time on Sunday.
The 36-year-old Serbian had been unbeaten on Wimbledon’s Center Court for a decade, but he finally got his match on Sunday as he had no idea how to stop young Gun Alcaraz from heading for the title.
After the 20-year-old took a 2-1 lead in the fifth set with a brilliant passing shot winner, Djokovic’s racquet was at full throttle and he smashed it into the wooden net post, damaging it. Went. Mess.
This earned Djokovic his second warning in the match, as well as the Serb being warned earlier for taking too long to start his serve.
But all that distraction failed to derail an inspired Alcaraz as he became the youngest man to win the Guilded Challenge Cup in 37 years when Djokovic fired a forehand into the net, sending the Spaniard off his back in the moment of his victory. but fell. ,