List of records broken by Carlos Alcaraz after winning the 2023 Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz won his first ever Wimbledon title.


List of records broken by Carlos Alcaraz after winning the 2023 Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz (Credit: Twitter)

The Wimbledon Grand Slam has a brand-new name engraved on the Golden Trophy. Carlos Alcaraz, the 20-year-old young boy from Spain has defeated the Serbian maestro, Novak Djokovic in a thrilling and one of the best Wimbledon finals ever seen. Playing an unexceptional five set match, going on for more than 4 hours, Alcaraz won the tournament in 1-6, 7(8)-6(6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

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Faced with a seemingly insurmountable battle from the veteran Serbian, Alcaraz demonstrated his battling spirit and transformed the Centre Court into a platform for his spectacular performance. The encounter played out like a genuine battle, pushing both players to their physical and mental limitations.

Despite a difficult start in which he lost the first set 1-6, Alcaraz refused to succumb to his opponent’s unrelenting onslaught. He fought back in the second set, eventually winning a nail-biting tiebreaker that had the audience on the tip of their seats. Alcaraz proclaimed his entrance with a final score of 7(8)-6(6). He sealed the third set with 6-1. The Serbian, on the other hand, came back in the fourth set, displaying his own brilliance and taking the contest to a deciding fifth set.

In the final set, the Spaniard broke the Serbian’s serve in a heart-stopping finish, drawing huge acclaim from the fans, and won the championship with a final score of 6-4.

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Feats achieved by Carlos Alcaraz after winning the Wimbledon 2023

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Credit: Twitter)

By winning Wimbledon 2023, which was also his first final at Wimbledon, Alcaraz broke many records. Those are:

  • Carlos Alcaraz becomes the 3rd Spanish player in history to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title – after Manuel Santana, who won the title here in 1966, and Rafael Nadal, who won the title here in 2008 and 2010.
  • Carlos Alcaraz becomes the 5th Spanish player in history to win a Wimbledon singles title – after Santana, Nadal, Conchita Martinez (who won the women’s singles title 1994) and Garbine Muguruza (who won the women’s singles title 2017).
  • Carlos Alcaraz becomes the 3rd-youngest player in the Open Era to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title – after Boris Becker (17 and 18) and Bjorn Borg (20).
  • Carlos Alcaraz won his 2nd Grand Slam title on his 2nd Grand Slam appearance since winning his first. He is now equals the Open Era record for fewest attempts before winning a 2nd Grand Slam men’s singles title.
  • Carlos Alcaraz becomes the 8th man in the Open Era to win the titles at Queen’s and Wimbledon in the same year.
  • Carlos Alcaraz is the first player to defeat Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon since Tomas Berdych in quarter-finals 2017, 2195 days ago by retirement.
  • Carlos Alcaraz is the second to defeat Novak Djokovic in a five-sets Grand Slam final after Andy Murray at the US Open 2012.
  • Carlos Alcaraz is the third youngest player in the last 40 years to win 6+ titles in a single season, older only than Andre Agassi in 1988 and Rafael Nadal in 2005.
  • Carlos Alcaraz is the first player to defeat three top-10 opponents en route to secure the Men’s Singles title at the Championships since Pete Sampras in 1994

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