The 2023 Wimbledon Championships concluded on Sunday but there is still plenty of SW19 fallout after Carlos Alcaraz stunned Novak Djokovic in the men’s final on the final day of the two-week Grand Slam. Alcaraz claimed his second career Slam by edging the Serb to an absorbing five-set victory on Centre Court.
Djokovic, who had beaten a cramping Alcaraz in the French Open semi-finals, now hopes for a rivalry between the pair. He said he hopes to meet the young Spaniard in the US Open, where Alcaraz is the reigning champion, which starts next month.
But Alcaraz has dismissed suggestions that the era of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is over, with Djokovic having still won three of the last five Slams – and all of the others which the 20-year-old has not. He won Wimbledon last year before being crowned champ at the Australian Open and French Open this year.
There are major developments within tennis evolving away from Wimbledon too after drama at the Budapest Open. Chinese player Zhang Shuai retired in tears after an incident over a ball mark, the umpire ruling a ball out that appeared in. Zhang’s opponent Amarissa Toth then rubbed out the mark of the ball on the clay, which sparked a row that eventually lead to a tearful Zhang retiring after an apparent panic attack.
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