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Follow live coverage as Barbora Krejcikova and Jasmine Paolini face off in the women’s final at Wimbledon todayWIMBLEDON — Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are at opposite ends of their careers. Alcaraz beat Djokovic in last year’s final in five sets (Charlotte Wilson/Offside via Getty Images)Alcaraz won the French Open five weeks ago. On June 5, 25 days before the start of the tournament, Djokovic had surgery on a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. He beat Francisco Cerundolo, a clay court standout going through the same transition, then lost handily to Jack Draper of Britain. (A few days of celebrating his maiden French Open title in Ibiza might have had something to do with it.)
Persons: Krejcikova, Jasmine Paolini, WIMBLEDON — Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Lorenzo Musetti, Djokovic, Charlotte Wilson, , Roland Garros, Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Emmanuel Dunand, I’m, Medvedev, , shouldn’t, , Ben Stansall, ” Medvedev, ” Dominic Thiem, Federer, Nadal, Francisco Cerundolo, Jack Draper of, Andrej Isakovic, Tommy Paul, ” Paul, ” Djokovic, “ He’s, didn’t, Tara, Musetti, Julian Finney, Alex de Minaur Organizations: Wimbledon, WIMBLEDON, Court, Getty, Djokovic, Games, Athletic, Queen’s Club, All England, Serbian, All England Club Locations: Wimbledon, AFP, London, Ibiza, Queen’s, Spain
CNN —Carlos Alcaraz overcame a slow start to beat Tommy Paul in four sets on Tuesday and book his place in the Wimbledon semifinals. “At the beginning, the first set and the beginning of the second set, it kind of felt like I was playing on clay. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals, in what is a rematch of their semifinal clash from last year’s tournament. The 27-year-old continued his impressive play on Tuesday against Alcaraz, winning the first set and holding a 2-0 lead in the second. Sinner did impressively win the fourth set but appeared to run out of steam in the final set as Medvedev booked his spot in the final four.
Persons: CNN — Carlos Alcaraz, Tommy Paul, ” Alcaraz, , I’m, Daniil Medvedev, Paul, Queen’s –, Paul’s, , Ben Stansall, Medvedev, Sinner, ” Medvedev, Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, , Queen’s, Alcaraz, Getty, Court Locations: London, SW19, AFP, Russian
Carlos Alcaraz nearly crashed out at Wimbledon on Friday at the hands of a familiar foe. 3 Alcaraz came alive, running away with the fourth-set tiebreak and the fifth set to prevail 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(2) 6-2. Tiafoe played his best tennis of the year, or maybe even two. But with his hopes for the tournament resting on the outcome of a fourth-set tiebreak, it was Alcaraz who came alive. Tiafoe played with the fearlessness and confidence that has been missing.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Frances Tiafoe, Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Tiafoe, Alcaraz’s, Jannik Sinner, American Brandon Nakashima, Ugo Humbert, Novak Djokovic, Ben Shelton, Matteo Arnaldi, Glyn Kirk, unreturnable, , Zac Goodwin Organizations: Wimbledon, U.S ., That’s, Alcaraz, U.S, Getty, Croatian Borna, Court Locations: American,
The youngest male player to win three grand slams on three different surfaces – the 2022 US Open, Wimbledon in 2023 and the French Open in 2024 – at 21. Take, for example, the French Open. Let’s see if I’m going to be in this position.”Alcaraz celebrates winning match point against Alexander Zverev in the men's French Open final. “As a Real Madrid fan, I was watching in Paris [during the French Open]. “I’m really, really happy with everything that I’m living right now.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, you’d, I’ve, , Juan Carlos Ferrero, ” –, Juanjo Moreno, , Ferrero, Albert Costa, Carlos Moyá, Sergi Bruguera, Garbiñe, “ I’m, Lisi Niesner, Alcaraz, Estonia’s Mark Lajal, Clive Brunskill, Djokovic, Francisco Cerúndolo, Roger Federer’s, Novak, Alexander Zverev, what’s, Roland Garros, I’m Organizations: Wimbledon, London CNN, CNN Sport, CNN, Nadal, , Reuters, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Olympic, Real, Spanish national Locations: London, Spanish, , Alcaraz, Spain, SW19, Berlin, Paris, Real Madrid, Wimbledon
CNN —In what is likely to be his final appearance at Queen’s, Andy Murray earned a hard fought first-round victory over Alexei Popyrin on his 1,000th ATP Tour appearance. If this is to be the final grass court season of his illustrious career, Murray’s 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over world No. “Obviously, during the match, it’s difficult, but great reward at the end for the hard work and effort I put into the match. Alcaraz off to a winning startCarlos Alcaraz celebrates a point against Francisco Cerundolo during their match on Tuesday. “The first match in any tournament is never easy but even more difficult here on grass, starting the grass season,” Alcaraz said, per the ATP.
Persons: Andy Murray, Alexei Popyrin, Murray, Murray’s, It’s, “ I’ve, ” Murray, Jordan Thompson, Holger Rune, Alcaraz, Carlos Alcaraz, Francisco Cerundolo, Zac Goodwin, Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo, , ” Alcaraz, Jack Draper Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Miami, Francisco Locations: Queen’s
4 Alexander Zverev in five sets to lift his third grand slam title – all at the age of only 21. Is he worried about running out of skin space, should he continue to accumulate more grand slam titles? If I win another French Open, I’m not going to get a tattoo.”With his victory over Zverev, the world No. 2 joins a long line of Spanish men to have lifted the French Open title. Alcaraz and his team pose for a photo in the locker room after winning the French Open.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Philippe, Chatrier, Alcaraz, ” Alcaraz, Amanda Davies, Roland Garros, I’ve, Yves Herman, , , I’m, Rafael Nadal, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Albert Costa, Carlos Moyá, Sergi Bruguera, Ferrero, Clive Brunskill, , Nadal –, Novak Djokovic, “ I’ve, “ I’m Organizations: CNN, Spaniard, Zverev, Wimbledon, Eiffel, French, Reuters Locations: City of, Paris, Zverev, Murcia
3 Carlos Alcaraz has not yet lost a grand slam final in his young career, defeating Casper Ruud in the 2022 US Open final and Novak Djokovic in that epic five-set Wimbledon final last year. 4 Alexander Zverev in the men’s singles French Open final on Sunday. It was at the French Open two years ago where he sustained an ankle injury that forced him to retire from his semifinal against Nadal and ended his season. Reaching this final, on the back of an Australian Open semifinal in January, confirms his comeback to the top echelons of the sport. “(Alcaraz) played a fantastic match today and fantastic tournament in general, I’m expecting a very difficult match.”How to watchThe men’s French Open final will begin at 3 p.m. (9 a.m.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Roland Garros, Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Jannik, Dimitar Dilkoff, ” Alcaraz, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s, , Rafa, Ferrero, Carlos, Moyá, Albert, Costa, Zverev, Norway’s Casper Ruud, Ruud, Dominic Thiem, , I’m Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Roland, Getty, Nadal, NBC, Eurosport Locations: AFP, Juan Carlos Ferrero’s French, Berlin, Paris
CNN —Carlos Alcaraz won his first trophy since Wimbledon last year as he successfully defended his Indian Wells title against Daniil Medvedev. The 20-year-old Spaniard is also the first person to win back-to-back Indian Wells titles since Novak Djokovic in 2016. The second set was more straight forward for Alcaraz as he broke Medvedev twice – at 1-0 and 4-1 – before completing the victory in an hour and 42 minutes when the world No. Mark J. Terrill/APEarlier on Sunday, Iga Świątek also won her second Indian Wells title as she defeated Greece’s Maria Sakkari 6-4 6-0. It marked the 19th WTA Tour title of Świątek’s career and her second this year after winning the Qatar Open last month.
Persons: CNN — Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, , ” Alcaraz, Weeks, Matthew Stockman, Alexander Zverev, Medvedev, , Rafael Nadal, Mark J, Terrill, Iga Świątek, Greece’s Maria Sakkari, Sakkari Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Indian Wells, Getty, Alcaraz, Australian, WTA, Qatar Locations: California, Indian
CNN —Carlos Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner 1-6 6-3 6-2 in the Indian Wells men’s semifinals on Saturday, snapping the Italian’s 19-match winning streak in the latest chapter of their fierce rivalry. “I think that’s a really important part in this game. But Alcaraz rallied in the second set, holding his first service game even as it went to deuce and used that platform to launch his comeback. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images“Every time that I’m going to face Jannik I’m going to get nervous,” Alcaraz added, per the ATP. “I think that’s the lesson for today.
Persons: CNN — Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik, Sinner, , ” Alcaraz, that’s, I’m, Alcaraz, Matthew Stockman, That’s, ” Sinner, Daniil Medvedev, Wells Organizations: CNN, deuce, Getty
Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesBut while Alcaraz won the match, it was beekeeper Lance Davis who truly saved the day. “This time of year is swarming season, so they go everywhere,” Davis told US actor Ben Stiller was one of many impressed with his work, writing on X: “Bee Invasion Guy is very cool. Fearless.”After his somewhat unusual win, Alcaraz will now face Jannik Sinner in the semifinals of the tournament. If nothing else, he’ll hope he can just get on with his tennis without being mobbed by another invasion of bees.
Persons: Indian Wells –, Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Alcaraz, swatting, Mohamed Lahyani, “ I’ve, I’ve, ” Beekeeper Lance Davis, Matthew Stockman, Lance Davis, Davis, ” Davis,, ” Alcaraz, Ben Stiller, Guy, , “ I’m Organizations: CNN, BNP, Twitter, Getty Locations: Indian, California
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Andrey Rublev grew so frustrated during a 7-5, 6-2 loss to Carlos Alcaraz at the ATP Finals on Wednesday that he repeatedly hit himself with his racket — so hard that he bloodied his left knee. Rublev had already slammed his racket to the ground during the opening game of the second set. In a first career meeting, it was a tight first set until Alcaraz broke for a 6-5 lead. Rublev called it an “unlucky call.”“But it’s part of the sport,” he said. ... Just happen that it was important (point).”In the next game, Rublev bloodied himself.
Persons: — Andrey Rublev, Carlos Alcaraz, Rublev, Blood, ” Rublev, , couldn’t, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev, ” Alcaraz, Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Medvedev, Novak Djokovic, , ___ Organizations: ATP, Locations: TURIN, Italy, Russian, Shanghai, Roman, Paris, Turin
CNN —Carlos Alcaraz suffered defeat on his ATP Finals debut on Monday, as Alexander Zverev battled back from a set down to win 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-4. “It’s the only tournament where a loss does not knock you out,” Alcaraz said, per the ATP. At the end of the second set and the start of the third, I hit three or four shots out straight away. “I watch Novak, for example, and he doesn’t give anything away straight away. My consistency was really lacking against Zverev.”Alcaraz hadn’t played since that shock defeat Safiullin on October 31 after being forced to withdraw from an ATP tournament in Basel with foot and back injuries.
Persons: CNN — Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, Roman Safiullin, Alcaraz, Andrey Rublev, , ” Alcaraz, Novak, Alcaraz hadn’t, Safiullin, Clive Brunskill, he’s, “ It’s, , ” Zverev, Zverev, Daniil Medvedev Organizations: CNN, ATP, Shanghai, Paris, Zverev Locations: Turin, Italy, Basel, China, Germany, Paris
CNN —He may have developed into one of the best players in the world, but Carlos Alcaraz is not immune to an off day. The reigning Wimbledon champion suffered a surprise defeat to Russia’s Roman Safiullin in the Paris Masters on Tuesday, the first time the 20-year-old has lost an opening round match at a tournament this year. There’s only one tournament left, but these losses hurt a lot.”Roman Safiullin produced a brilliant performance to peg back the world No. “For Carlos, it was not his best performance, but still I’m happy that I can win,” Safiullin said after the match. The Serb is set to start his Paris Masters campaign against Argentina’s Tomás Etcheverry on Wednesday as he looks to win his seventh title at the event.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Safiullin, Stephanie Lecocq, Reuters Safiullin, Carlos, ” Safiullin, he’s, I’m, Grigor Dimitrov, Novak Djokovic, Argentina’s Tomás Etcheverry Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Paris, Reuters, Shanghai Masters, Paris Masters Locations: Switzerland
Alcaraz looked visibly flustered in the second set and Medvedev won 16 out of 18 points on his serve, taking the set easily 6-1. “I don’t think I’m going to think about this loss for a long time,” Alcaraz told reporters afterwards. These kinds of matches help you a lot to be better and grow up in these situations.”After a bathroom break, Alcaraz, the youngest world No. Carlos Alcaraz won the US Open last year and Wimbledon this year. It was “amazing” to advance to the final, Medvedev told the ESPN broadcast afterwards.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Medvedev, Alcaraz, ” Alcaraz, Manu Fernandez, AP Medvedev, , Carlos, I’m, , Novak Djokovic, Djokovic Organizations: CNN —, Wimbledon, AP, ESPN, Russian
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev predicted he would need to play “11 out of 10” to get past defending champion and top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz at the U.S. Open. 3-seeded Medvedev won his lone major championship at Flushing Meadows in 2021 by defeating 23-time Slam winner Djokovic in that year's title match. Even before the start of these two weeks, folks had been anticipating a Djokovic vs. Alcaraz showdown on the last day of the event. Theirs is an inter-generational rivalry — Djokovic is 36; Alcaraz 20 — that has fascinated the tennis world in recent months. He lost to Rafael Nadal in New York in 2019, and to Djokovic at the Australian Open in 2021 and 2022.
Persons: — Daniil Medvedev, Carlos Alcaraz, Medvedev, , ” Medvedev, Novak Djokovic, Ben Shelton, Djokovic, ” Alcaraz, Alcaraz —, , Roger Federer, Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, , Arthur Ashe, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Ferrero, volleying —, lanky Medvedev, “ That's Organizations: U.S ., Alcaraz, Flushing, Cincinnati, Djokovic, Wimbledon, U.S Locations: Flushing Meadows, New York, Russia
Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev have all been at this stage before. The Serbian is bidding to win his fourth US Open title and his 24th grand slam overall. “I think the mental has improved more than the physical,” Shelton told reporters, speaking about his development. Now, I’m facing my fourth one,” Alcaraz told reporters. I think that’s how sometimes it can be in life, many things can happen, and you can be disappointed,” Medvedev told reporters.
Persons: Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Daniil Medvedev, Ben Shelton, Djokovic, Shelton, Arthur Ashe, Medvedev, Frances Tiafoe, he’s, ” Shelton, , who’s, Sarah Stier, ” Djokovic, , ” Medvedev, Alcaraz, Spain’s, ” Alcaraz, ” Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev Organizations: CNN, ESPN, Sky Sports, Flushing, Getty Locations: New York, Alcaraz, Serbian, Friday’s, American, Flushing Meadows
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz found himself in a hint of a predicament 35 minutes into his U.S. Open quarterfinal against Alexander Zverev on Wednesday night. At 3-all in the first set under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Zverev earned the first break points of the match. One more service hold arrived and, just like that, the set belonged to Alcaraz, as did, eventually, a spot in the semifinals. On Wednesday, he saved all five break points he faced and converted each of the four he earned in Zverev's service games. With Alcaraz serving at 3-3 in the early going, it was Zverev who buckled, missing a backhand on each of his break points.
Persons: — Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Arthur Ashe, Zverev, , Alcaraz, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Ben Shelton, , ” Alcaraz, “ I've, , There’s, Alcaraz whiled Organizations: U.S, Flushing, Djokovic, Sunday’s, Zverev, AP Locations: Alcaraz, Flushing Meadows, Spain, New York
“And now every player knows if he is going to compete with him, he’s going to have to do that as well.”Alcaraz knows that better than anyone. He wants to win spectacularly, showcasing his power and speed and touch from everywhere on the court. “It’s dynamic,” Alcaraz has said time and again of his style. Each took a turn or two redrawing the tennis court to suit his style. First came Federer’s supreme and unmatched shotmaking, which ran into Nadal’s power and competitive fire, which ran into Djokovic’s relentless defense and angular creativity, which ran into Murray’s magical touch and movement.
Persons: ” Djokovic, , David Nainkin, he’s, ” Alcaraz, Alcaraz, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, Andy Murray Organizations: United States Tennis Association,
CNN —Novak Djokovic defeated Carlos Alcaraz, 5-7, 7-6(7), 7-6(4) on Sunday to avenge his Wimbledon final loss and capture the Western & Southern Open title in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Definitely one of the toughest, most exciting matches I was ever a part of on any tournament,” an exhausted Djokovic said after the match. In the third set, Djokovic failed to capitalize on multiple championship points and the duo would go into another tiebreak, in which Djokovic would come out victorious. So congratulations to you and your team.”Djokovic was playing in his first tournament on US soil since his US Open final loss against Daniil Medvedev in 2021. Djokovic will look to capture his 24th career singles grand slam title and surpass Margaret Court for the most all-time – men’s and women’s.
Persons: CNN — Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Djokovic, , ” Alcaraz, , ” Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Margaret Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, & Southern, Cincinnati, ATP, US, Serbian, Covid Locations: Cincinnati , Ohio, New York, Cincinnati
“I did it for myself, not for [the next] tennis generation, honestly,” Alcaraz told reporters after the final. Carlos Alcaraz is the first man to defeat Novak Djokovic on Centre Court since Andy Murray in 2013. Clive Brunskill/Getty ImagesBut Alcaraz isn’t so sure that tennis’ changing of the guard has finally happened. In the future we can talk about it, but right now, it’s not the right moment.”A mix of Roger, Rafa and Novak? Novak Djokovic says Carlos Alcaraz is a mix of him, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Persons: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Carlos Alcaraz’s, Daniil Medvedev, Pete Sampras, Djokovic, Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Novak, isn’t, Federer, Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Clive Brunskill, , Rafa, it’s, Roger, ” Djokovic, he’s, “ He’s, haven’t, Carlos, “ It’s Organizations: CNN, – Wimbledon, Wimbledon, Djokovic, Wimbledon’s, Court, Spaniard Locations: Sunday’s
After years of false starts, men’s tennis finally has a proper war between the generations. Besides chasing the Grand Slam, Djokovic was aiming to extinguish the dreams of another heralded upstart challenging his hold on the game, which, so far, has amounted to 23 Grand Slam tournament titles. Alcaraz won the U.S. Open last year in thrilling, acrobatic fashion, serving notice that men’s tennis was going to be shaken up by an unusual talent. This year, he withdrew from the Australian Open to nurse an injury and was defeated by Djokovic in the semifinals at the French Open. “It’s great for the new generation,” Alcaraz said, “to see me beating him and making them think that they are capable to do it.”
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Alcaraz, , ” Alcaraz, Organizations: Court, U.S, Djokovic Locations: England
CNN —His nerves may have got the better of him at the French Open last month, but Carlos Alcaraz seems to have found a way to relax his body and mind at Wimbledon. While a 36-year-old Novak Djokovic continues to dominate men’s tennis, this Wimbledon encounter perhaps provided a glimpse into the future. “It’s a dream for me to be able to play a semifinal here in Wimbledon,” said Alcaraz. Alcaraz and Rune embrace after their Wimbledon quarterfinal. He’s having a great, great year as well,” said Alcaraz of his next opponent.
Persons: Carlos Alcaraz, Denmark’s Holger Rune, Alcaraz, Rune, Dylan Martinez, Novak Djokovic, , , Daniil Medvedev, Christopher Eubanks, Hannah Mckay, Reuters Medvedev, Indian Wells, “ He’s, Djokovic, Jannik, ” Alcaraz Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Reuters, Indian Locations: Wimbledon, Russian, Serbian
6 Holger Rune has credited his run to this year’s Wimbledon quarterfinals to the love and support shown by his mom. Rune's mom (right) is a major influence on her son's career. Dylan Martinez/Reuters“She’s a huge influence,” he said, speaking about how his mom helps him compete at the top level. “I’m really excited about this match,” Alcaraz told reporters. “I’m really excited about it.
Persons: Holger Rune, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, Carlos Alcaraz, ” Hune, Rune, Novak Djokovic, Dylan Martinez, Reuters “, , that’s, Alcaraz, Dane, “ I’m, ” Alcaraz, Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Reuters Locations: Danish
CNN —Carlos Alcaraz is set to reclaim the world No. 1 spot from Novak Djokovic after winning his first-ever grass-court title at Queen’s in London on Sunday. Playing at Queen’s for the first time and in only his third-ever grass-court tournament, Alcaraz lost just one set all week. Carlos Alcaraz defeated Alex de Minaur to win the title at Queen's. “Being the number one, the top seed in such a great event as Wimbledon, for me, it’s amazing,” Alcaraz said afterwards.
Persons: CNN — Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic, Australia’s Alex de Minaur, ” Alcaraz, “ I’ve, Minaur, Alcaraz, Carlos Alcaraz, Alex de Minaur, Clive Brunskill, , Jannik Organizations: CNN, Djokovic, cramp, Wimbledon Locations: Queen’s, London, Wimbledon, Queen's
5 Stefanos Tsitsipas says he regrets taking sleeping pills after complaining about feeling sluggish in his French Open quarterfinal defeat against Carlos Alcaraz on Tuesday. While praising Alcaraz for his “great” performance, Tsitsipas says he was hampered by his own preparation and disrupted sleep cycle. “One thing that I’m going to try to avoid in the future is to have melatonin pills [sleeping pills] and naps before matches because it clearly doesn’t seem to be working,” Tsitsipas told reporters. Like the US Open and Australian Open, Roland-Garros has regularly featured night sessions which, despite generating a great atmosphere under the lights, means matches can finish past midnight. So it’s gonna be a great match for me.”
Persons: Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, Philippe Chatrie, Alcaraz, ” Tsitsipas, Garros, , “ I’ve, , Novak Djokovic, ” Alcaraz, Novak Organizations: CNN, Roland, Spaniard
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