‘New and old tennis emperors’ clash over 74.3 billion won

Novak Djokovic (2nd place, Serbia) and Carlos Alkaras (1st place, Spain) will meet in the men’s singles final at this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament (total prize money 44.7 million pounds, about 74.3 billion won).

Djokovic defeated Jannik Sinner (8th place, Italy) 3-0 (6-3 6-4 7-6) in the men’s메이저놀이터 singles semifinal on the 12th day of the tournament held at the All England Club in London, England on the 14th (local time). and advanced to the finals.

In the semifinals that followed, Alkaras defeated Danil Medvedev (3rd place, Russia) 3-0 (6-3 6-3 6-3) and won a ticket to the final.

The final between Djokovic and Alkaras will start at 10 pm on the 16th, Korea time.

The final between Djokovic and Alkaras is noteworthy in that it is a confrontation between the ‘new and old tennis emperors’ in a major tournament.

Born in 1987, Djokovic will challenge to win the Wimbledon men’s singles five times in a row and the eighth time in his career. It is the first time in 16 years since Roger Federer (retired, Switzerland) in 2007 to win the Wimbledon men’s singles five times in a row. If Djokovic wins at 36 years and 2 months, he will surpass the record set by Federer in 2017 for the oldest man to win the Wimbledon men’s singles at 35 years and 10 months.

Against this, Alkaras is a rising star born in 2003. After winning the 2022 US Open, he became the first player in history to reach the top of the world rankings before turning 20. He has won 11 singles titles on the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) Tour so far, including seven on clay courts, three on hard courts and one on grass courts.

If Alkaras defeats Djokovic, tennis fans have high expectations as it will end the era of the ‘Big 3’ of men’s tennis, where Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic reigned for over 20 years, and open a new ‘Alkaras era’. .

Their record against each other is tight with 1 win and 1 loss. Alkaras won 2-1 (6-7 7-5 7-6) at the Madrid Masters last year, and Djokovic won 3-1 (6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1) in the semifinals of this year’s French Open. I was insulted.

Alkaras promised victory, saying, “There is no time to be afraid, and there is no time to be tired.” Djokovic said, “Alkaras is a young player, and he is well motivated to win a major, but I also want to play a fun game as I have a strong will to win.”

The player who wins the final of this tournament will be ranked #1 in the world rankings next week.

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