Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz dethroned Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon on Sunday — besting the Serbian in a five-set match that lasted nearly five hours. It’s the first time a man other than Djokovic has won Wimbledon since 2017 when Roger Federer took home the title.
At just 20 years old, Alcaraz earned a little more than $3 million for the Wimbledon victory — his second Grand Slam title and first with Djokovic in the field. Alcaraz won the 2022 U.S. Open that Djokovoc did not compete in.
Already the No. 1- ranked men’s player, Alcaraz appears to now have a stranglehold on the game, finally besting the 36-year-old Djokovic in a Grand Slam. With the win, Alcaraz denies Djokovic the opportunity to vie for the calendar Grand Slam at next month’s U.S. Open (Djokovic won this year’s Australian and French Opens) — a feat last accomplished in the men’s game by Rod Laver in 1969.
Earlier in the tournament, Christopher Eubanks shocked the world by reaching the quarterfinals in his Wimbledon debut — nearly becoming the first American to reach the semifinals in their first run at the All England Tennis & Lawn Club since John McEnroe in 1977.
The 27-year-old was a bright spot for American tennis as Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe — both seeded in the top 10 — were ousted by the third round.