Spanish tennis star Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic in today’s Wimbledon Men’s Final, with the Princes and Princess of Wales watching on
Carlos Alcaraz was crowned the new king of Wimbledon on Sunday after dethroning tennis superstar Novak Djokovic in front of a rapt Centre Court in one of the great grand slam finals.
The young Spaniard looked to be on his way to victory when he recovered from a nervous start to take a two-sets-to-one lead only for Djokovic to show once again his remarkable powers of resilience.
It was he who appeared in the ascendancy at the start of the fifth set but back came 20-year-old Carlos to claim a 1-6 7-6 (6) 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory after four hours and 42 minutes, finally landing a meaningful blow for the young guns against the man 16 years his senior.
Carlos slumped to the court after Novak’s final forehand dropped into the net before sharing a long embrace with the vanquished Serbian.
As the tennis legends faced off against one another, the Prince and Princess of Wales were watching, with two of their three children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.