Novak Djokovic is looking to capture his third major title of 2023 and 24th of his illustrious career. Standing in his way at the All England Club is top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz, who is seeking his first victory at Wimbledon and second major overall.
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After Djokovic breezed through a 6-1 first set, the second set defined the type of thrilling back-and-forth action expected of this emerging rivalry. Djokovic initially went down 2-0 before battling back, and the set stayed on serve until the tiebreaker. Alcaraz had to fight off one set point from Djokovic before finally prevailing 9-7 in the tiebreaker to even the match at one set apiece. It also ended Djokovic’s stunning Grand Slam streak of 15 straight tiebreakers won.
10:48 A.M. ET — Djokovic rushes the net for a thrilling save to hold serve and tie the second set at 5-all.
10:25 A.M. ET — Djokovic holds serve to keep the second set even at 3-all.
10:04 A.M. ET — Djokovic wasted no time returning the favor, breaking Alcaraz in the third game of the second set.
9:58 A.M. ET — Despite dropping the first set, Alcaraz got off to a fast start in the second, winning the first game and appearing to be more settled in his first final at centre court. Alcaraz went up 2-0 after breaking Djokovic. It was just the 4th service game Djokovic has lost at this year’s tournament.
9:45 A.M. ET — Alcaraz managed to pick up a game before a dominant Djokovic landed the final blow of the first set, winning 6-1. Per ESPN, Djokovic is 79-1 all-time at Wimbledon when winning the first set.
9:38 A.M. ET — Djokovic started fast against Alcaraz, going up 5-0 in the first set. The Serbian faced break point in the fourth game before eventually overwhelming the Spanish youngster to save serve.
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