Wimbledon final set as Carlos Alcaraz destroys Daniil Medvedev

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Top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz did his part on Friday. He set up a showdown against second-seeded (and really he should be the number one seed) Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon men’s final on Sunday. And it likely isn’t hyperbole to say that the Wimbledon final between Alcaraz and Djokovic could be one of the most important matches in the history of tennis.

How can I say this? It’s easy. Djokovic at 36 years old is the second-ranked player on the ATP tour but has the most Grand Slams in history with 23. He doesn’t appear to be slowing down, though, and could win a few more. But grass is one of his better surfaces so to continue his historic number of major titles, he probably needs to beat the 20-year-old Alcaraz at this year’s Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, Alcaraz, who plays more as if he is 28 years old instead of 20, is trying to win his first Wimbledon, continue his time at the top of the rankings, and begin his own run at Djokovic’s number of Slams. Would it be a monumental task to get beyond 23? Sure, but Alcaraz simply has no real challenger at this point and could reach ten major titles by the time he is 24.

Carlos Alcaraz destoys Daniil Medvedev in Wimbledon semifinal on Friday


Whatever happens on Sunday in the final between Djokovic and Alcaraz something will change. Djokovic’s string of not losing since 2013 would be done if Alcaraz wins. But if Djokovic is victorious, he will take over the top ranking from the Spaniard. We simply could see a complete changing of the guard atop men’s tennis for years to come if Alcaraz wins, or Djokovic extends his all-time lead on his number of Grand Slam titles won on the men’s side.

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As far as the Medvedev-Alcaraz semifinal match, Alcaraz thoroughly dominated Medvedev 6-3 6-3 6-3. Medvedev won just 10 of his 29 second-serve points and was broken six times. Alcaraz won 41 of his 56 first-serve points. And if Alcaraz plays as well against Djokovic, the Spaniard will defeat the Serbian and the world of tennis will be Carlos’ empire.