Footage shows incredible similarities between Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal’s Wimbledon-winning moments
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Footage has shown unreal similarities between Carlos Alcaraz’s Wimbledon-winning moment on Sunday and Rafael Nadal’s moment in 2008.
On Sunday, Alcaraz stunned 23-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic in front of a packed Centre Court to claim his first Wimbledon title.
After 4 hours and 42 minutes on the court, the 20-year-old came out victorious winning 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
After bursting onto the scene three years ago, fans have been comparing Alcaraz with Spanish legend Nadal due to their similar playing styles.
On the back of Sunday’s match, footage has shown incredible similarities between Alcaraz and Nadal’s Wimbledon-winning moments.
As their respective opponents netted on championship point, both Alcaraz and Nadal fell onto the Centre Court turf in disbelief after securing their first title at SW19.
Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion congratulated Alcaraz on social media.
He wrote: “Congratulations Carlos Alcaraz.
“You have given us immense joy today and surely our pioneer in Spanish tennis, Manolo Santana, has also been cheering wherever he is as a member of Wimbledon whom you have joined today. A very strong hug and enjoy the moment, Champion!!!”
Whilst Alcaraz said: “It’s a dream come true for me.
“Making history in this beautiful tournament, playing a final against a legend of the sport. It’s a dream come true. It was unbelievable to play in these stages. It’s amazing for a boy – 20 years-old - I didn’t expect to reach this situation really fast.
“I am really proud of myself, I am really proud for the team and the work we put in every day to be able to lift this. I have to congratulate Novak, it was amazing to play against him. You inspire me a lot. I started playing tennis watching you.”
Alcaraz will now be looking to defend his US Open crown when the last Grand Slam of the season gets underway in New York next month.