By R. Thomas
On Sunday July 16th, an extremely well-known tennis tournament final, took place in London; Wimbledon. With amazing results and a range of utmost exciting reactions, crowds raged with amazing and unbelievable points; with shocking smashes, and staggering drop shots. The final consisted of extremely competitive opponents, both seeking victory with a determined mindset. Djokovic, currently number 2 of the world tennis, with an astonishing of 23 grand slams to his name, seemed unbeatable. Alcaraz, currently number 1 of the world, with 2 grand slams, and only 20 years old. The game lasted a dazzling 4 hours and 42 min, and after much sweat and determination…. the winner was Alcaraz. However, this was not an easy game for him, as he did start by losing a set badly, with a whooping 1:6 score against him; the game lasted 5 sets. Alcaraz became the second youngest men’s champion to win Wimbledon, only behind 17-year-old Borris Becker, in 1985.
Alcaraz mentioned during his interview after having won, how Djokovic is one of his main inspirations, as he has been winning tournaments even when he (Alcaraz) was still a baby. Alcaraz also shows great sportsmanship and perseverance, quality’s that can be argued are as important as talent in the field of tennis. If there is something we can take out of his interview and into our own lives is when he says, “I just believe in myself all of the time”, the tennis sensation mentions that without this mindset he probably wouldn’t have been able to turn the tables and win his title. It is therefore prominent that Alcaraz not only is a tennis super star, having beaten one of the world’s best tennis player seen in history, he is also a person with great attitude, sportsmanship and mindset, someone we can most definitely see as a role model; which surely will grow and persevere into a great athlete and world champion.