Carlos Alcaraz will go home to live in his parents’ flat above a kebab shop — even after winning £2.35MILLION at Wimbledon.
Alcaraz, 20, dethroned Novak Djokovic after a spectacular five-set epic to become the king of SW19 this afternoon.
Carlos Alcaraz will go home to live in his parents’ flat above a kebab shop — even if he wins Wimbledon
Carlos Alcaraz will go home to live in his parents’ flat above a kebab shop — even if he wins WimbledonCredit: AP
The tennis ace still stays at the £170,000 apartment with his mum and dad
The tennis ace still stays at the £170,000 apartment with his mum and dadCredit: Solarpix
Alcaraz is said to be worth £18million – pictured the kebab shop
Alcaraz is said to be worth £18million – pictured the kebab shopCredit: Solarpix
The Serbian legend’s 46-match winning streak on Centre Court – dating back 10 years – was halted by a 1-6 7-6 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory for the brilliant Spaniard.
Djokovic broke down in tears afterwards as he received his runners-up trophy from Princess of Wales Kate Middleton while he was applauded by his wife Jelena and two of his children.
But Alcaraz, whose massive winner’s cheque will add to his estimated £18million wealth, still stays at a £170,000 apartment with his mum and dad when he is not at tournaments.
He has sponsorship deals with firms such as Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein to fall back on yet choses to remain above the Turquesa Kebab & Pizza takeaway in El Palmar near Murcia, southern Spain.
Punters can pick up a doner kebab for the equivalent of £3.85 at the eaterie in the small town where the tennis ace grew up.
A giant mural has been painted in El Palmar to celebrate Alcaraz, the youngest men’s winner of Wimbledon since Boris Becker in 1987.
His big breakthrough in the tennis world came last September when he defeated Casper Ruud in the US Open final, becoming the New York tournament’s youngest men’s winner since Pete Sampras in 1990.
At SW19, he became the first man outside the ‘Big Four’ of Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to win the championship since Lleyton Hewitt in 2002 – 21 years ago.