Carlos Alcaraz vs Novak Djokovic within the males’s last

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns to Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz within the males’s singles last on day 14 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Sunday, July 16, 2023. (AP Photograph/Alastair Grant)

Novak Djokovic is trying to win his third main title in 2023 and the twenty fourth of his illustrious profession. Standing in his method on the All England Membership is high seed Carlos Alcaraz, who’s chasing his first win at Wimbledon and second Grand Slam general.

After Djokovic gained the primary set 6-1, the second set outlined the type of back-and-forth motion anticipated from this nascent rivalry. Djokovic initially fell 2-0 earlier than falling again, with the set remaining on serve till the tiebreaker. Alcaraz needed to combat again a single level from Djokovic earlier than ultimately prevailing 9-7 in a tie-break to even the match in a single set apiece. He additionally ended Djokovic’s superb Grand Slam streak of 15 consecutive tiebreaker wins.

Alcaraz continued the momentum by breaking Djokovic within the opening recreation of the third set. He broke it once more to steer 4-1 in one of the thrilling matches in Wimbledon historical past. The numbers don’t lie: 33 factors, 13 attracts, practically 27 minutes. Alcaraz took eight factors off Djokovic – and had seven break factors – earlier than successful. He then made fast work of the remainder of the set to win 6-1 and take a two-sets-to-one lead within the match.

10:48 a.m. ET – Djokovic charged into the web for an exciting save to carry serve and stage the second set with 5.

10:25 a.m. ET – Djokovic held serve to carry the second set even at 3-all.

10:04 a.m. ET Djokovic wasted no time returning the favor, breaking Alcaraz within the third recreation of the second set.

9:58 a.m. ET – Regardless of shedding the primary set, Alcaraz received off to a quick begin within the second, successful the primary match and looking out extra settled in his first last on Heart Court docket. Alcaraz lead 2-0 after Djokovic broke. This was the fourth match Djokovic had misplaced on this 12 months’s event.

9:45 a.m. ET – Alcaraz managed to win again the match earlier than a dominant Djokovic hit the ultimate blow of the primary set to win 6-1. Per ESPN, Djokovic is 79-1 all-time at Wimbledon when he gained the primary set.

9:38 a.m. ET Djokovic began shortly in opposition to Alcaraz, main 5-0 within the first set. The Serb confronted a break level within the fourth recreation earlier than lastly overwhelming the younger Spaniard to save lots of serve.