Carlos Alcaraz’s complete arsenal makes him an equal of Novak Djokovic
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by Tumaini Carayol
3d ago
Two-time Wimbledon champion has improved serve and become the most complete 21-year-old the game has seen As Carlos Alcaraz pulled up at the Wimbledon champions’ dinner, an annual event to celebrate the tournament victors, his mind could not have been further from thinking about everything he had achieved throughout that day. After demolishing Novak Djokovic in straight sets to defend his Wimbledon title and working through his obligatory post-match duties, from press to anti-doping, Alcaraz prepared for the evening with an eye on Berlin, watching between a TV and a tablet. In the courtyard of ..read more
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Only a matter of time before Carlos Alcaraz earns seat at table of legends | Sean Ingle
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by Sean Ingle at Wimbledon
4d ago
Spaniard marches deeper into tennis history as sixth man to win French Open and Wimbledon in same year in Open era After a performance that suffused high artistry with cold-blooded ruthlessness, Carlos Alcaraz was asked to predict how many grand slam titles he might win. “I don’t know my limit,” he replied. “But at the end of my career I want to sit at the same table as the big guys. That’s my main goal.” Would anyone dare bet against it now? Not after this three-set demolition of Novak Djokovic, which gave the Spaniard his fourth grand slam title at the age of just 21 years and 70 days. That ..read more
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Carlos Alcaraz vows to keep winning grand slams and join all-time greats
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by Simon Cambers at Wimbledon
4d ago
Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic to retain Wimbledon title ‘It’s a great start of my career, but I have to keep going’ A jubilant Carlos Alcaraz says he wants to be considered as one of the all-time greats. The Spaniard won his second successive Wimbledon title on Sunday, beating the seven-time champion Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4), taking his grand slam tally to four before his 22nd birthday ..read more
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Vic Seixas obituary
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by Bryan Armen Graham
4d ago
American tennis player who won 15 grand slams during his career including the Wimbledon men’s singles title in 1953 The American tennis player and former Wimbledon champion Vic Seixas, who has died aged 100, did not win 15 grand slam titles during a 30-year career by serving his opponents off the court or overpowering them from the ground. Instead Seixas relied on extraordinary conditioning, an indefatigable workrate, hair-trigger reflexes and sheer force of will to compensate for any technical shortcomings. Seixas’s fleet-footed athleticism, aggressive net-rushing and superb volleying were ta ..read more
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Carlos Alcaraz blows past Novak Djokovic to retain Wimbledon title
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by Tumaini Carayol at Wimbledon
4d ago
Spaniard triumphs 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to back up 2023 victory Djokovic still tied with Margaret Court on 24 grand slams During the very short amount of time he has spent at the top of his sport, Carlos Alcaraz has already enjoyed a career with few comparisons. Alcaraz is winning big titles at a rate that few 21-year-olds ever have yet it still seems like he has barely scratched at the surface of his talents. Every win brings him closer to the possibility that he will soon be the dominant force in his sport. He took another leap forward in his blossoming career by producing an incredible perfor ..read more
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Barbora Krejcikova channels spirit of Novotna to fulfil Wimbledon dreams
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by Simon Cambers at Wimbledon
4d ago
Inspired by her compatriot’s love of and success at SW19, the Czech has ticked off another item on her bucket list At the age of 12, Barbora Krejcikova wrote in a notebook three things she wanted to achieve in the future, if she was fortunate enough to make it as a professional tennis player. At that stage, she had no idea if she would be able to make a living from the sport but she was dreaming big. “I think I wrote there that I wanted to be a top 10 tennis player,” the Czech said on Saturday evening, a few hours after becoming Wimbledon champion for the first time with a thrilling win agains ..read more
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Carlos Alcaraz v Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon 2024 men’s singles final – live
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by Katy Murrells
5d ago
Men’s singles final on Centre Court, 2pm BST start Krejcikova edges out Paolini for glory And a huge cheer as Catherine and Princess Charlotte take their places in the Royal Box, along with the great and the good in tennis. It’s good to see the Princess of Wales is here this afternoon, in only her second public appearance since her cancer diagnosis. As the patron of the All England Club, she’ll be presenting the trophy, and has already met some of the British players, including Emma Raducanu. William, meanwhile, is in Germany for the Euros final ..read more
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Catherine, Princess of Wales, attending Wimbledon men’s singles final
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by PA Media
5d ago
Princess, who is joined by daughter Charlotte, will present winner’s trophy to either Novak Djokovic or Carlos Alcaraz Alcaraz v Djokovic: Wimbledon 2024 men’s singles final – live The Princess of Wales is attending the Wimbledon men’s final with her daughter, Princess Charlotte, in her second public engagement since announcing her cancer diagnosis. Catherine, who is a patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, will present the trophy to the winner of the clash between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz ..read more
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Alfie Hewett earns career grand slam with Wimbledon wheelchair singles title
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by PA Media
5d ago
Brit ‘speechless’ after win over Martín de la Puente Hewett had previously lost in 2022 and 2023 men’s finals Alfie Hewett secured an emotional maiden wheelchair singles title at Wimbledon after a comprehensive 6-2, 6-3 victory over Spain’s Martín de la Puente to complete a career grand slam. Hewett had experienced disappointment in the 2022 and 2023 singles finals at the All England Club. However, the British star erased the memories of his defeat on Court One to Tokito Oda last year with a sublime display of hitting to delight a pumped up home crowd with a long-awaited singles success in S ..read more
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The week in TV: Wimbledon; Euro 2024; GF Newman Remembers… Law and Order; The Turkish Detective; Spent; Sunny – review
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by Andrew Anthony
5d ago
There were tough rallies over pronunciation at Wimbledon, neat swerves at the Euros. Plus, memories of a groundbreaking 70s police drama, and sinister humour with a robot called Sunny Wimbledon (BBC One/Two)iPlayer Euro 2024 BBC One/ITV1 GF Newman Remembers… Law and Order (BBC Four)iPlayer Law and Order (BBC Four)iPlayer The Turkish Detective (BBC Two)iPlayer Spent (BBC Two)iPlayer Sunny AppleTV+ Amid the relentless rain and near permanent closure of the main courts’ roofs, it was the BBC’s pronunciation unit that managed to add a touch of Mediterranean sunshine to Wimbledon’s grey proceedings ..read more
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