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Wimbledon Win ‘the happiest moment of my life”- Carlos Alcaraz

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Carlos Alcaraz said his epic victory in the Wimbledon singles final is the “happiest moment” of his life.

The 20-year-old Spaniard beat seven-time champion Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 on Centre Court.

It earned him a first Wimbledon crown and denied Djokovic an eighth title and 24th Grand Slam – both of which would have been record-equalling feats.

“Beating Novak, winning Wimbledon, is something that I dreamed about since I started playing tennis,” Alcaraz said.

“It’s the happiest moment of my life. I think it’s not going to change for a long time.”

Alcaraz’s win ended Djokovic’s 10-year unbeaten run on Centre Court. The Serb had also won the past four titles at Wimbledon.Alcaraz is the first new male multiple Grand Slam winner since Stan Wawrinka in 2015. He is also the first man other than Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Andy Murray to win Wimbledon since 2002.

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Todd Woodbridge, who won nine men’s doubles titles and one mixed doubles title at Wimbledon, described Alcaraz’s win as a “changing of the guard”.

“The new generation is here,” he said. “A marvellous champion.”

The crowd favoured Alcaraz for much of the match, cheering him on after he lost the first set in 34 minutes.

Djokovic, meanwhile, was booed for smashing his racket on the net post and jeered after taking time between serves.

“It’s interesting when Novak gets angry at the crowd out there to create the tension he needs to play to the levels he does sometimes,” Woodbridge said.

Wimbledon Win ‘the happiest moment of my life”- Carlos Alcaraz

BBC Sport

Written by: Debby Eselebor

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