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Carlos Alcaraz to Meet Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon 2023 Final


Fri 14 Jul 2023 | 11:11 PM
Rana Atef

On Friday, the two sides of the Wimbledon 2023 Men's Singles were identified as the Serbian Tennis icon Novak Djokovic and the promising Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz advanced to the final.

Djokovic reached the final after defeating the Italian promising tennis player Jannik Sinner. 

With this victory, Novak became the first player in history to reach 35 Grand Slam singles finals.

In addition, it is the 9th time the Serbian icon to reach Wimbledon's final.

Djokovic is still hopping to break Federer's record of winning a men’s record eighth Wimbledon title, alongside a fifth in a row at the All England Club.

On the other hand, the promising, energetic star Alcaraz impressively reached his first-ever Wimbledon final, after dominating the Russian Daniil Medvedev. 

Djokovic responded to the arrival of Alcaraz in the final, saying: " “I think, judging by the performances that we have seen from all the players, I think this is probably the best finals that we could have. We are both in good form. We’re both playing well."

It won't be the first time Djokovic and Alcaraz face off as the Serbian icon defeated the No.1 seed last month in the semi-final of Roland-Garros.

“We had a very good match until he started struggling physically in Paris. I think we really took the level of tennis very high. I think was great for the audience and great for us players to be part of that," the 36-yeard old star added."

"Still he’s in great shape. He’s very motivated. He’s young. He’s hungry. I’m hungry, too, so let’s have a feast.”

On the other hand, Alcaraz said after his victory and qualification to the final: "As I said before this is a dream for me, playing a semi-final here and being able to reach the final here in Wimbledon, I can’t believe it."

“I’m going to enjoy this amazing moment for me, and it’s time to keep dreaming.” 

The battle between Alcaraz and Djokovic was an anticipated possibility by the fans, especially, after Alcaraz's father was accused of spying on Djokovic's training sessions.

Alcaraz responded last week: “Oh, probably it is true. My father is a huge fan of tennis. He doesn’t only watch my matches."

“I think he gets into the club at 11 am, gets out at 10 pm, watching matches, watching practice from everyone."

Alcaraz is now the youngest player to advance to the semi-final since 2007 after Djokovic, and the youngest star to reach the final after Rafael Nadal in 2006.