Carlos Alcaraz Becomes Youngest Wimbledon Winner


Wimbledon 2023 has officially concluded and was jam-packed full of action, thrills, and history made in the process.

The men’s singles final was one for the ages as Novak Djokovic faced off against world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz. Alcaraz came into the matchup seeking his maiden title at the All-England Club while drawing level with Roger Federer on eight SW 19 crowns was the opportunity awaiting Djokovic. 

Alcaraz defeated seven-time champion Djokovic in a five-set epic to claim his maiden Wimbledon title and second Grand Slam.

In the historic match, Alcaraz became the youngest Wimbledon men’s champion since Boris Becker in 1985.

The 20-year-old from Spain triumphed 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Djokovic had not lost a match on Centre Court in over 10 years dating back to 2103 when he was defeated by Britain’s Andy Murray.

In only his 18th professional match on a grass court, Alcaraz overcame the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion. These two cemented themselves in the records books in the fifth game of the third set of the men’s final on Sunday when the two lasted almost 27 minutes during one game, the longest game in Wimbledon history that included 32 points played out and 13 deuces, with Alcaraz prevailing on the seventh break point. This single game was only nine minutes shorter than the entire Wimbledon men’s final back in 1881.

The women’s singles final featured Marketa Vondrousova defeating Ons Jabeaur to win her maiden Grand Slam title. The 24-year-old from the Czech Republic won 6-4, 6-4 and became the first unseeded champion at The Championships in the Open era.

Vondrousoova is the third female Czech player after Jana Novotna and Petra Kvitova to win the title at Wimbledon.

The men’s doubles final consisted of Britain’s Neal Skupski and Dutch Wesley Koolhof beating Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Argentine Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 6-4 to claim a maiden Grand Slam men’s doubles title.

Skupski completed a hat-trick at Wimbledon after winning in 2021 and 2022 in mixed doubles.

The women’s doubles final featured a comeback of Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova, claiming victory over No. 3 seeds Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens in a two-set victory 7-5, 6-4.

Hsieh and Strycova won their second Wimbledon trophy as a team, their first since 2019. After a lengthy absence from the pair, the long-time doubles partners became champions again. The pair finished the tournament with only one set loss in their six wins.

The next Grand Slam tournament is the US Open, set to take place in New York from August 28 to September 10.