SPORT: Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz wins Wimbledon men’s singles

Carlos Alcaraz has won the Wimbledon men’s singles championship.

By Taylor Wilson

Carlos Alcaraz has won Wimbledon, coming out on top in a titanic battle with Novak Djokovic over five sets.

The 20-year-old collapsed to the ground as he hit the winning point, to take the second grand slam title of his career.

Alcaraz served out for a 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory after nearly five hours on court

As he lifted the trophy, he said winning was a “dream come true”.

He said to Djokovic: “I started playing tennis watching you. When I was born you were already winning tournaments. But 36 is the new 26. It’s amazing.”

An emotional Djokovic praised his competitor after the game finished. He had been going for his eighth Wimbledon win, and at 36-years-old, he was bidding to become the oldest man to take the crown.

Novak Djokovic appears emotional following defeat against Carlos Alcaraz.

He welled up when he saw his son Stefan and said: “Thank you for supporting me.”

Djokovic added: “As for me you never like to lose matches like this but when all the emotions have settled I still have to be very grateful. I’ve won many close matches here down the years, maybe I should have lost a couple of finals that I won so it’s ‘Even Stevens’.

“It’s a tough one to swallow when you are so close. I lost to the better player and I have to congratulate him and move on.”

Sunday marks the first time in 10 years since Djokovic lost a match on Centre Court, a run of 45 matches going back to the 2013 final against Andy Murray.

Carlos Alcaraz, 20, is the youngest finalist since fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in 2006.

He now claims the world number one spot.

Film stars and royalty filled the stands to Carlos Alcaraz steal the Wimbledon title from Novak Djokovic.

From pop princess Ariana Grande, to the Princess of Wales, Daniel Craig and Brad Pitt, a whole host of celebrities descended on the SW19 tournament.

Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig enjoying the match action.
Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig enjoying the match action.Credit: @Wimbledon

James Bond star Craig, wearing a grey suit and striped tie, also made an appearance in the Royal Box with his wife and Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, who was wearing a cream suit.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George in shock.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George in shock.Credit: Twitter /@Wimbledon

For the first time Princess Charlotte took her seat in the Royal Box in Wimbledon’s Centre Court, she sat next to Prince George.

Notably, their younger brother Prince Louis, whose hilarious reactions stole the show at Wimbledon 2022, was not present.

Their mother, Kate Middleton the Princess of Wales said: ““Louis was very upset he wasn’t coming today.”

She added: “It’s Charlotte’s first time, George came last year. They’ve been eagerly watching. Charlotte you’ve been getting to grips with the scoring.”

 The Princess of Wales leads Princess Charlotte to her seat alongside Prince William and Prince George.
The Princess of Wales leads Princess Charlotte to her seat alongside Prince William and Prince George.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again actress Lily James was also pictured at the event, sporting an on-trend white and blue striped linen jumpsuit paired with a navy blazer, white mule heels and a matching handbag with tortoise shell sunglasses. 

Loki actor Tom Hiddleston, who wore a blue ensemble with brown shoes, arrived with Fresh Meat actress Zawe Ashton in a matching blue long-sleeved flowery dress and brown and cream heeled brogue shoes.

US singer Nick Jonas, wearing an off-white suit and blue shirt, was among the returning guests, alongside Spider-Man actor Andrew Garfield, who was wearing a cream suit.

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