Djokovic wins epic final, Koko Gauff triumphs in Cincinnati

In the resumption of the Wimbledon final, world number one strikers Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic were battling it out for the title in Cincinnati. After a duel that lasted 3 hours and 49 minutes, the Serb finally won 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/4) on Sunday in Ohio.

At the start of the match, both players leave crumbs for their opponents to serve. Then, in the sixth game, Djokovic gave himself three break points and took advantage of the first. The Carriers responded immediately to put everyone back to square one.

A scenario heralding what was going to be the longest match in tournament history, for a final that fans will remember for a long time.

At 5–5, Djokovic succumbed to pressure from the world number one, who converted his third break point of the match before serving out the set.

He shouts victory.

Carlos Alcaraz won the first set in just over an hour of play.

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In the second term, Alcaraz crushed their opponent in the third period to give themselves a 2-1 lead. The weather seems to be lending a helping hand to the El Palmar native. Djokovic looked diminished by the humidity and the heat. But it was bad to know the winner of 23 Grand Slam titles. He took advantage of two break points in the eighth game to make it 4-4.

After 2 hours and 10 minutes of play, Djokovic sent the players for the third and final round on the court.

He saved a championship point when Alcaraz took a 6-5 lead in a tiebreaker.

In the third round, the players exchanged matches and blows for more than 90 minutes. In the seventh game, Djokovic broke Alcaraz’s serve, even scoring a championship point on serve at 5-3. But his double fault put the Spaniard back in the game. Then, in the tenth game of the round, the latter saved three championship points to bring the score to 5-5 and prolong the spectators’ evening.

In the next match, which went into a tie-break, the Spaniard saved four break points, dominating with a header. After serving to win the title, Djokovic was now working successfully to stay in the game.

Thanks to a botched comeback from Alcaraz, the Serb presented himself with his 39th Masters 1000 title, improving his ATP record in the process.

Novak Djokovic raises his arms in the air and holds his racket in his left hand.

Novak Djokovic won his 39th Masters 1000, a record.

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It was one of the most difficult matches of my career. It looked like a major tournament. We’ve been through a lot in this final: unbelievable exchanges, ups and downs, heat… It’s the kind of match that keeps me going, that you want to keep your career going.said the winner in a midfield interview.

Carlos is an extraordinary player and I have a lot of respect for himBelieving that their rivalry, despite the age difference, is growing, added Djokovic.

I have a lot to say, but I’m not sure I have the energy to do so right nowhe finished.

Jove wins

Coco Gauff was crowned champion this afternoon in front of her supporters. In the final, she defeated 19-year-old American Karolina Muchova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

It was the first meeting between the players.

Coco Jove with her cup.

Coco Jove with her cup.

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And so the finalist at Roland Garros in 2022 won her first title in the 1000 class when the Czech sent a forehand out of bounds.

Gauff threw her racket in the air and jumped for joy after she beat her opponent in 1 hour 56 minutes.

It’s amazing,” Gough said while presenting the trophies. I am happy to be here for this moment. I would like to congratulate Karolina for her great performance in the tournament. I hope we meet each other more often on such a big stage.

She became the fourth teen to reach the finals of the tournament and the first since Vera Zvonareva in 2004. She is the first teen champion since Linda Toyro, who was 17 years old in 1968.

For his part, Macová, a finalist at Roland Garros, was trying to capture his first title of the season. For Gauff, it is the third victory this year, after another in Washington earlier this month.

The first stop was the scene of an outage festival. Gough took advantage of three chances out of five, to her opponent’s two on six occasions.

We had a tough match early in the second set, but Macová gave up serve to her opponent in the fifth and seventh games.

When Gauff served for the match, it was Muchova’s turn to return the favor. The world’s seventh player finally capitalized on her fourth match point.

Gauff had stunned world No. 1 Ija Swiatek the day before to reach the final.

With information from the Associated Press