First victories for Alcaraz and a recovered Djokovic at Wimbledon


First victories for Alcaraz and a recovered Djokovic at Wimbledon

A tense calm reigns Wimbledon, where the favorites for victory are ahead all week to refine their shots, their movements and their physical appearance. The draw will be on Friday and the competition will run from July 1 to 14.

The stars of the last final, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovicthey still have a lot of work waiting for them, they want to make the most of their time and have started their preparations to ‘Cathedral’.

Before the real match, the two met again this Monday at London and they hugged each other in another sign of the good vibes that exist between them beyond their rivalry on the court, where the Serbian now dominates with three wins in five games.

However, Alcaraz won the most important match they played so far, the final of last year’s Wimbledon, exceptionally and resolved in favor of the Murcian after five sets and 4h.42′ of the game: 1-6, 7- 6, 6- 1 , 3-6 and 6-4.

The Spaniard ended the amazing streak of ‘No’ on the London lawn, where he has not lost since his retirement against Tomas Berdych due to a shoulder injury in the 2017 quarterfinals, Djokovic has not lost at Wimbledon in six years and 34 consecutive victories, champion in the four previous editions (2018, 2019, 2021, 2022). In 2020, the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In total, Novak won seven of his 24 Grand Slams at Wimbledon.

Alcaraz will begin the title defense with only two official fights on grass, victory over Francisco Cerundolo and defeat then Jack Draper in the round of 16. “It’s not the result I wanted, but now it’s time to think about Wimbledon,” said Alcaraz, knowing where the focus really is.

Carlos will continue his filming in the next few days with training and friendly matches like the one that took place on Monday with Stan Wawrinka, which he won in two preparatory sets by doubles 6-4, according to Efe , who added that in the second round both players started with 2-2 on the scoreboard to speed up the practice.

For his part, Djokovic’s main achievement is that he can now train at a good level before the three-week absence that doctors diagnosed him with after his operation on his right meniscus, as a result of the injury he suffered against Cerúndolo in the round of 16. of the end of Roland Garros.

The Serbian came back and took the victory in five sets, but lost in the quarterfinals against Casper Ruud. He underwent surgery and began his personal countdown to the goal of reaching Wimbledon on time. If he does, he won’t be able to play any official matches on grass then. In another sign that his recovery is on track, the Serbian Olympic Committee He already announced the other day that Djokovic is with the Paris’2024 Games.

With protection on his right knee and arm, this Monday he shared in court Federico Coria in two hours, from less to more, although he has twice needed massages from his physical trainer on his wrists and arms. Both tennis players also played two tiebreaks, the first won by Djokovic (8-6) and the second for the Argentine (7-9), according to Efe.

Source: La Verdad


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