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Rafael Nadal lauds Carlos Alacaraz for Wimbledon 2023 win over Novak Djokovic: You have given immense pleasure

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By India Today Sports Desk: Spanish tennis sensation, 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz clinched his maiden Wimbledon title on Sunday, 16 July. The prodigy, who’s presently ranked world No. 1 in males’s singles defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic in a marathon four-hour and 47-minute lengthy encounter.

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Alcaraz’s victory got here after an intense five-set match in opposition to seven-time champion Novak Djokovic, the place the Spaniard had been defeated within the opening set of the match. The younger Spaniard managed to snap Djokovic’s spectacular run of 45 consecutive wins on Centre Court and 34 consecutive wins at Wimbledon. The closing scores learn 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, marking Alcaraz’s second Grand Slam singles title following his win on the US Open in 2022.

Alcaraz’s journey to the Wimbledon 2023 closing was marked by a collection of spectacular victories over formidable opponents, together with Italian Matteo Berrettini, Dane Holger Rune, and Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Legendary Spanish tennis participant Rafael Nadal took to Twitter to congratulate Alcaraz after the latter’s win.

“Congratulations Carlos Alcaraz. You have given us immense joy today and I am sure that our pioneer in Spanish tennis, Manolo Santana, has also been cheering wherever he is, such as Wimbledon whom you have joined today. A very strong hug and enjoy the moment, Champion!!!” Nadal mentioned on Twitter.

Enhorabuena @carlosalcaraz . Nos has dado una alegr­a inmensa hoy y seguro que nuestro pionero en el tenis español, Manolo Santana, también ha estado animando allá d³nde esté como de Wimbledon al que hoy te has unido.
Un abrazo muy fuerte y a disfrutar del momento áááCampe³n!!!â€æ
— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) July 16, 2023

Alcaraz displayed distinctive resilience and a formidable vary of pictures that at occasions made Djokovic stand and clap for his opponent. The Spaniard hit 18 winners within the decisive fifth set. This victory not solely solidifies Alcaraz’s place on the prime of the world rankings but in addition signifies a brand new period in tennis, similar to Roger Federer’s victory over Pete Sampras in 2001.