2023 Wimbledon Final, Carlos Alcaraz def. veteran Novak Djokovic after a five set show while Marketa Vondrousova became the next new winner in straight sets v Ons Jabeur

by Sports Benches

What a weekend it has been on Centre Court with two top-notch ladies & gentlemen singles’ finals to look at Wimbledon. Marketa Vondrousova goes one better on her 2nd grand slam final attempt with the win in straight sets against Ons Jabeur by becoming the first ever unseeded player to win this trophy (6-4, 6-4). Then there was the rising star vs the legend in Carlos Alcaraz & Novak Djokovic. The Djoker had the early advantage before Alcaraz stole his march for the majority. Although it wasn’t over just yet when Djokovic brought into a fifth set decider, but it was the rising star in Alcaraz who reigns supreme in the end on his 2nd grand slam win – having won his first major at the US Open almost a year ago (1-6, 6-6 (8-6 tie), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4).

First of all, gotta feel sorry for Jabeur with another grand slam runner-up finish on her 3rd attempt. She got the ball rolling nicely right from the very start including the 2nd set, but struggled to arrest the fight off Vondrousova sadly before being left out towards the finish line there. And what a win by Vondrousova who is now a first-time grand slam winner, having lost the French Open back in 2019 to Ash Barty. Not only she was tested well against her opponent’s game with patience, but she also had the better pull as well that got over the line in first place.

Over in to men’s now and yes, Djokovic might not have played bad but have been blown away in the end though. Gotta love his fast start & the pressure he threw back onto Alcaraz that helped him got away towards setting up a 5th set drag race finish. Sadly, he just couldn’t hold on a bit longer where the day belongs to a rising star, who is tipped to emulate Rafa Nadal for more grand slam titles. Speaking of the rising star, here comes Carlos Alcaraz. His patience and the way he was being tested against the veteran was extremely excellent, having gone from the opening set down to 2-1 lead at stage 4. Now he might have been held back going into the 5th set, but was relieved to find the finish line after he got away with the unreal win.

Three grand slams done, one to go with the US Open to come in New York from Monday 28th August to Sunday 10th September. 

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