By Erik Gudris | @ATNTennis | Sunday July 16, 2023
As Chris Fowler of ESPN mentioned: “It was the battle through the warfare.”
He was, in fact, referring to the marathon 26-minute, 53-second recreation halfway by the third set in Wimbledon Gents’s Singles closing between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic.
It was a recreation that featured every thing together with unimaginable shot making from each males, momentum swings, and an prolonged dialog between Djokovic and chair umpire Fergus Murphy over the serve shot clock not working correctly.
Finally, Alcaraz, after 13 deuces, and after seven break level probabilities, lastly broke Djokovic to increase his result in a double break for 4-1.
Alcaraz ultimately took the pivotal third set and shortly the match to win his first ever Wimbledon title 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
— Jack Delperdang (@jack_delperdang) July 16, 2023
Right here’s some Twitter reactions to that loopy lengthy – and memorable – recreation.
We’ll keep in mind THIS recreation endlessly 26 minute recreation for 4-1 in third set.
— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) July 16, 2023
— Calum Meston (@calummeston) July 16, 2023
Alcaraz breaks in a 26-minute recreation to guide Djokovic *4-1 within the third set.
Djokovic had 8 recreation factors.
Alcaraz transformed his seventh break level.
Djokovic damaged 3 times immediately, the identical quantity of his first six matches at #Wimbledon.
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) July 16, 2023
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 16, 2023
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 16, 2023
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