June 17, 2024

Carlos Alcaraz has labelled Novak Djokovic the “favourite” ahead of their mouth-watering Wimbledon final clash at the All England Club. The Spaniard blased past Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals and told Mats Wilander it would be a “dream” to win his second Grand Slam and first Wimbledon against a player of Djokovic’s calibre.Tennis Star Carlos Alcaraz Is Training Guests at the One&Only Palmilla

Carlos Alcaraz has labelled Novak Djokovic the obvious favourite ahead of their hotly anticipated Wimbledon final at the All England Club.
The Spaniard set up a showdown with the Serb after a stunning straight sets win over Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final but is well aware of the enormity of the task that awaits him as he bids for a second Grand Slam title.
“Everybody knows [Novak] Djokovic is the main favourite, myself as well,” Alcaraz told Mats Wilander. “I know he’s the favourite, he’s won the last four Wimbledons, [he’s] coming for the fifth in a row, 44 matches unbeaten here in Wimbledon, it’s something crazy.
“I’ll try not to think about it, I’ll try to forget all the stats he has here in Wimbledon. I’ll try to think it is one more match like every match that I played before, and I’ll try to show my best and find a way to beat him.”
Djokovic is out to equal Roger Federer’s record of winning Wimbledon five times in a row and eight times in total as he continues his assault on the tennis history books. The 36-year-old can also complete the third leg of the calendar Grand Slam for the second time with victory on Sunday.
But rather than be phased by such a formidable opponent with so much on the line, 20-year-old Alcaraz is relishing the prospect of taking on arguably the greatest male tennis player of all time.
It’s a dream for me to play a final here in Wimbledon and it’s even more special against Djokovic,” he added. “He is a legend of our sport and I always say if you want to be the best you have to beat the best.
“I want to win Wimbledon one day but it would be more special if I beat Novak in the final. It’s going to be a really emotional moment for me. This is something I looked for since the draw came out to play a final with him and I’m going to enjoy.

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