WIMBLEDON 2023: Novak Djokovic And Carlos Alcaraz To Face Off In Final – (SEE WOMEN’S RESULT)

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz have both eased past their opponents to set up a highly anticipated clash for the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon.

Carlos Alcaraz became the fourth youngest Wimbledon men’s singles finalist in the Open Era (since 1968) on Friday when he defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to set a title clash against Novak Djokovic that will determine which player is No. 1 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings on Monday.

Competing under the roof on Centre Court, the 20-year-old Spaniard showcased his deft touch and devastating power to become the third Spanish man to reach the title match at SW19, joining 1966 champion Manuel Santana and two-time titlist Rafael Nadal.

“It was a dream for me, playing a semi-final here, and now playing a final here at Wimbledon, I can’t believe it,” Alcaraz said. “I am going to enjoy this amazing moment.

Also, Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached a fifth successive Wimbledon men’s final.

In Friday’s first semifinal, Djokovic swept aside Jannik Sinner to reach his ninth Wimbledon final and his 35th final at all Grand Slam tournaments, more than any man or woman in tennis history.

Second seed Djokovic, 36, won 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-4) against the Italian eighth seed.

“The third set could have gone his way, It was really, really just a lot of pressure.” said the 36-year-old Djokovic.

Djokovic is one more win from an eighth Wimbledon men’s title and 24th major title both record-equalling tallies.

Alcaraz and Djokovic are locked at 1-1 in their Lexus ATP Head2Head series, after the Serbian defeated the Spaniard in the semi-finals at Roland Garros last month.

WOMEN’S FINAL

On Saturday, 2022 runner-up Ons Jabeur, from Tunisia will face Marketa Vondrousova for the women’s championship.

The Czech is the first unseeded woman to reach the Wimbledon final since US tennis legend Billie Jean King in 1963.

Jabeur, who is the sixth seed internationally, advanced to the final of Wimbledon for the second time in a row after defeating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. She won 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-3 among cheers and joys of the Center Court as Jabeur is widely supported by Tennis fans and audience.

On the other hand, Vondrousova became the first unseeded woman tennis player who reached the final of the Wimbledon tournament since Billie Jean King in 1963.

She advanced to the final after defeating Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-3.

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