The age difference between Alcaraz (20 years and 72 days) and Djokovic (36 years and 55 days) represents the third-largest distance in a men’s singles Grand Slam final in the Open Era, second only to the two duels between Jimmy Connors and Ken Rosewall at Wimbledon and the 1974 US Open (17 years and 304 days away).
10.16 Djokovic holds his serve
Early Alcaraz had his first break-point of the match, which the Balkan saved with a winning serve. The Serb needed seven minutes to hold his serve at the start of the final.
10.00 Players enter the central court
With British punctuality, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz enter the main stadium of Wimbledon. The Serbian is looking for his fourth trophy of the year, after winning Adelaide, Australian Open, and Roland Garros; the Spaniard is aiming for his sixth celebration, after winning in Buenos Aires, Indian Wells, Barcelona, Madrid, and Queen’s. Alcaraz won the draw and chose to receive in the first game of the match.
9.48 The new registration of the Serbian
Reaching his 35th Grand Slam final, Djokovic extended his all-time record among men as the most-defined player in the big four, ahead of Roger Federer’s 31 finals and Rafael Nadal’s 30. It also improved the record held by Chris Evert, the top major finalist among women (34).
9.30 The fight for number 1
For the third time in the last four major tournaments, the champion is guaranteed to be world No. 1 once the rankings are released on Monday. In case of Alcaraz prevails, the Spaniard will retain the first place and will begin his 29th week as leader, with 9675 points against 8795 of the Serb. On the contrary, if the title is taken by Djokovic, he will return to the top and begin his 390th week (absolute record) at the head of the circuit classification with 9595 points, 720 ahead of the young Murcia.
9.20 Head-to-head among the finalists
So far, Alcaraz and Djokovic only faced each other twice, and both were in brick dust. The Spaniard won the semifinals of the Madrid 2022 tournament with partial scores of 6-7 (5-7), 7-5 and 7-6 (7-5). The Serb had his revenge a few weeks ago in the semifinal of Roland Garros, where he dominated 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 and 6-1.
9.15 The record Djokovic is aiming for
Should he win his 8th WIMBLEDON title, Djokovic will catch up with Roger Federer as the all-time All-England winner. She can also match the legendary record of Margaret Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. And he would be the second man in the Open Era (since 1968) to win the first three Grand Slams of the season, behind Rod Laver, who conquered the big four in 1969. Precisely, Djokovic also won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2021, but could not lift the trophy of champion of the US Open.
9.10. The brand that Alcaraz is looking for
Carlos Alcaraz aims to win his first Wimbledon and become the third men’s player to do so, following victories by Manuel Santana in 1966 and Rafael Nadal in 2008 and 2010. He is also looking to be the fourth active winner at the All England, following in the footsteps of Djokovic, Nadal and Andy Murray.
9.00. Welcome to the minute-by-minute of the Wimbledon final
I followed the coverage of the match that this Sunday stars Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz for the final of the Wimbledon men’s singles, which is played this Sunday from 10. In this comparison, the number 1 in the world ranking is at stake. The Serbian is looking for his 24th Grand Slam title to increase his lead as the winningest player in major event history, and the Spaniard wants to claim his second major trophy and first at the All England. The champion will receive prize money of £2,350,000 (about $3,075,000).
Novak Djokovic vs. Carlos Alcaraz: match times in the world
Peru: 09:00 a.m.
Argentina: 11:00 a.m.
Colombia: 09:00 a.m.
Ecuador: 09:00 a.m.
Bolivia: 10:00 a.m.
Venezuela: 10:00 a.m.
Uruguay: 11:00 a.m.
Chile: 10:00 a.m.
Brazil: 11:00 a.m.
Mexico: 08:00 a.m.
Spain: 4:00 p.m.
United States (New York): 08:00 a.m.
United States (Los Angeles): 11:00 a.m.
Where and how to watch LIVE the Wimbledon final between Djokovic and Alcaraz?
The match for the Wimbledon final will be broadcast in Peru and South America through the signal of ESPN and STAR+. All over the world you can follow the match through Tennis TV.