Carlos Alcaraz' Wimbledon win and a new era of tennis
Who is he? Carlos Alcaraz is a 20-year-old tennis player from El Palmar, Spain, and the newly crowned Wimbledon 2023 champ.
What's the big deal? Alcaraz' win did not come easily, but the third youngest winner in the history of the tournament pulled through in the end.
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What's he saying?
Here's Alcaraz moments after securing his victory:
It's a dream come true for me. It's great to win, but even if I had lost, I would be really proud of myself, making history in this beautiful tournament, playing a final against a legend of our sport.
His post-game thoughts on the match:
I fought until the last ball, every ball. We made great rallies, great points. It was a long match, long sets and it was the mental part that allowed me to stay there during the five sets. To stay good physically and mentally for five hours against a legend, making history like I did today, it's the happiest moment of my life. I don't think that's going to change for a long time.
And his motivation for winning:
I did it for myself , not for the [next] generation, honestly. Beating Novak at his best, in this stage, making history, being the guy to beat him after 10 years, and beating him on that court is amazing for me. It's something I will never forget. But it's great I think, for the new generations as well, to see me beating him, and making them think that they are capable of doing it as well.
As well as his feelings post-tournament:
Right now at 20, I haven't been through too many moments like this. Beating Novak and winning Wimbledon is something I've dreamed of since I've started playing tennis.
So, what now?
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