Carlos Alcaraz, a 20-year-old Spanish Tennis player, beat Novak Djokovic in five sets to win the 2023 Wimbledon Championship on Sunday.

Who is Carlos Alcaraz?

Carlos Alcaraz was born on May 5, 2003, in El Palmar, Murcia, Spain. He won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2022, after having won the Next Gen ATP Finals in 2021. He has won nine career titles — five of them in 2022, including Masters 1000 titles in Miami and Madrid. Alcaraz won another Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells during the spring of 2023.

Carlos Alcaraz broke new ground at Roland-Garros 2023 by reaching the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time. It was only his second appearance at a Grand Slam semi-final, bettering his quarter-final finish in Paris the year prior.

Alcaraz is known for setting the records and breaking the already existing ones. Soon after, he faced Novak Djokovic in the semi-final for one of the most highly-anticipated matches in recent memory. Due to his cramp in the third set, Alcaraz ended up losing 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

Off the courts, Alcaraz likes chess, golf, and football, and he counts himself as a Real Madrid fan. Alcaraz owes his early success not only to his talent but also to his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero, who combined brilliant coaching skills with professional experience as a player and thoughtfully manages the career of this exceptionally gifted player. They share mutual love and respect for each other since Alcaraz was 16. The coach believes he’s not the first to have paved his way to the top, there’s no doubt about it, but it will be much more difficult though to remain at the forefront. But if he makes it, the rank holders will need to confront a very tough opponent in the rise of his career.