Potential matchups for the 2023 Wimbledon finals
Djokovic versus Alcaraz in Wimbledon final
So do I have both potential finals being the one and two seeds on both the men’s and women’s sides? Yes. Am I just being lazy? No. First of all, on the men’s side, this could literally be a showdown for the ages. Alcaraz is just 20 years old and is ranked number one and already has won a Grand Slam (US Open in 2022). If he wins this match against Djokovic, it could springboard him towards a multi-major run of Grand Slam wins and he could hold number one for years to come.
Djokovic, however, is looking to separate himself even more from Rafael Nadal when it comes to number of majors won. Djokovic could get number 24 at Wimbledon while also keeping alive his chance at a calendar Grand Slam. Plus, if Djokovic defeats Alcaraz, he will regain the number one ranking and could keep that into next year.
Aryna Sabalenka versus Swiatek in Wimbledon final
Sabalenka and Swiatek are trading Grand Slams so far this year. Sabalenka won the Australian Open while Swiatek won the French Open. Neither plays overly well on grass, though (Sabalenka has only made it to the semis at Wimbledon once and that was in 2021), meaning if either one conquers the surface in 2023, that player has a good chance at winning several more majors in their careers.
Swiatek leads the all-time head-to-head between the two players 5-3 but the two players have split the last four times they’ve met with each player winning and then losing the next time they play. If this trend holds true, Swiatek will defeat Sabalenka and win Wimbledon.