Carlos Alcaraz ends Novak Djokovic’s 10-year Centre Court reign in epic five-set Wimbledon final as Serb has meltdown
by Dave Kidd
IN front of two future monarchs, the King of Wimbledon was spectacularly dethroned by Carlos Alcaraz in a five-set epic.
Novak Djokovic’s 46-match winning streak on Centre Court – dating 10 years, and his run of four successive men’s singles titles at the All England Club, was halted by a 1-6 7-6 6-1 3-6 6-4 victory for the brilliant 20-year-old Spaniard.
With his flamboyant showmanship and breathtaking shot-making, world No 1 Alcaraz illuminates tennis as his compatriot Seve Ballesteros once lit up golf courses.
Prince William and Prince George were in the Royal Box, while Brad Pitt was sat in front of the media seats – yet the housewives of Middle England had eyes only for Alcaraz, as he was roared on to victory against the 23-time Grand Slam champion.