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The Wimbledon title puts Alcaraz above Federer and Djokovic and just behind Nadal

The Wimbledon title puts Alcaraz above Federer and Djokovic and just behind Nadal

ESPN.com.brJuly 16, 2023, 3:07 p.mReading: two minutes.

This Sunday (16), on Central Court WimbledonAnd World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovicin a battle on the grass that lasted nearly five hours, and won the British Grand Slam title for the first time after winning three sets to two, with parts 1/6, 7/6 (8/6), 6/1, 3/6 and 6/4.

He won the second major slam of the title-winning career of the Spanish tennis player US Open Championship Last year also saw him break a symbolic mark in his career, hitting head-to-head with the so-called The big threeIn addition to Djokovic, it has also been shaped by legends Rafael Nadal that it Roger Federer.

That’s because Alcaraz was the second youngest tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament for the second time in his career. Only Nadal, who has not played at Wimbledon, is superior in this regard.

No. 1 in the ATP rankings, born on May 5, 2023, won Wimbledon on Sunday at the age of 20 years and 72 days. A distance of only 64 days for Nadal, who on June 11, 2006 won his second Roland Garros tournament at the age of 20 years and 8 days.

Alcaraz, on the other hand, left Federer and Djokovic at once in question. See below when the duo each won their second Grand Slam title:

  • Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981): Won his second major tournament, the 2004 Australian Open, at the age of 22 years, 5 months, and 22

  • Novak Djokovic (born 5/22/1987): won his second major tournament, the 2011 Australian Open, at the age of 23 years, 8 months and 8 days.

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Despite the second opening, Carlos Alcaraz still has a long way to go to match The big three. Djoko has won the most Grand Slam titles, with 23, followed by Nadal (22) and Federer (20).

Carlos Alcaraz with the 2023 Wimbledon CupGlenn Kirk / Getty Images