2023 welcomed two new Wimbledon Singles Champions in Carlos Alcaraz and Marketa Vondrousova.
In a pulsating Men’s Final the young Spaniard beat seven times champion Novak Djokovic in one of the best finals ever in a match that took over five hours. Alcaraz is the first player outside of the so called big four of Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray to win the Men’s Singles Championship since 2002. If Djokovic had won, he would have equalled Federer’s record of eight singles titles.
With Djokovic having won the first set, in a little over half an hour, few would have bet on the young Spaniard turning things around against Djokovic who had not lost at Wimbledon since 2017, a 34-match winning streak, and had not lost on centre court since 2013.
This was Alcaraz’s second Grand Slam after winning the US Open in 2022 and he will no doubt pick up plenty of more Grand Slams in the next few years.
Have we seen the start of a new era of tennis with Ruud, Rune and Sinner and Alcaraz taking over from Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Murray who have dominated Men’s tennis over the last twenty years. Time will tell.
The 2023 Ladies Champions was the Czech Marketa Vondrousova who defeated Ons Jabeur in straight sets becoming the first unseeded player to win the Ladies Championships.
The 24-year-old played brilliant tennis throughout the two weeks, and you would have got great odds on her winning the Championships at the beginning of July!
Ons Jabeur was looking to create history herself and become the first African Arab women to win Wimbledon, but it was not to be as it was in 2022 too when she lost to Elena Rybakina.
Jabeur started the match well breaking Vondrousova straight away, but Vondrousova fought back and won 6-4 6-4.
Hopefully she can really kick on now having been hampered by injuries the last few years.
The next Grand Slam is the US Open which is the last one of this calendar year and takes place in New York in August.
If you are looking to attend Wimbledon next year, we have Wimbledon Debenture tickets for every day of the Championships on centre court and court one so do get in contact if you would like further details.