WATCH: Carlos Alcaraz’s coach Juan Carlos Ferrero gets emotional while sharing a hug as the Spaniard beats Novak Djokovic to win the Wimbledon title
Carlos Alcaraz ran down the court and into the player's box in order to share the victory with his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero right after the match.
Carlos Alcaraz hugs an emotional Juan Carlos Ferrero after winning the Wimbledon 2023 (Credits: Wimbledon)
What an end-to-end final we have had this year at the Wimbledon Championships, with the start of a new era for Carlos Alcaraz. Novak Djokovic‘s dominance on the grass courts of the All-England Club is finally over after six long years, and there is a new champion at the helm of sports. After five sets of intense tennis piled up with close to five hours of pressure, determination, and adversity, the Spaniard had the last laugh, winning the match by 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
After Carlos won the match, he lay down on the court in happiness. After all the hard work that he has gone through, he will finally have the famous old golden trophy within his grasp.
After the win, he ran down to the player’s box, reaching out to his coach, Juan Carlos Ferrero, who stood there with him right from the very start of his career, supporting him through thick and thin.
He hugged Juan with his coach shredding down the tears of joy trying to still figure out the impossible task they achieved finally. While his family also stood there along with his coach, he shared a moment of happiness with each of his relatives, his father, his brother and so many friends, who have ignited the spark for Alcaraz to slay down an opponent as great as Djokovic right in his favorite court.
Is it the start of the Alcaraz era?
What a moment is this for a player who has since the last two years been at the top of the pile but just below Novak and after finally beating the great man at the court where he has been unbeaten in the last six years, things have taken a completely different toll. Novak has been the dominant force in tennis for a long time now and being aged, 36 at the moment, the sport does need someone to bear the torch from here on.
Now Carlos has broken Novak’s 34-match winning streak at the Wimbledon Championships and has also extended his lead at the top of the ATP World rankings. A lot of criticism was posed against Alcaraz after he was chosen as the first seed leading up to the tournament, with many arguing that Novak should be ahead of him, but now he has proved his worth, answering all his critics and winning his second Grand Slam title.
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