Wimbledon champion Carlos Algarz wins thriller but says he ‘could have lost in straight sets’

Wimbledon champion Carlos Algarz Monday has been a sensational success over the weekend – but admitted he could have easily lost the title in straight sets.

Algaraz tops Novak Djokovic Five sets Sunday That said, a tournament winner could have easily gone the other way to win the world’s most famous tennis tournament.

Speaking on NBC’s “TODAY” show, Algarz said he was “really happy” to win the second set.

“Otherwise, I probably would have lost in straight sets, you know,” he said. “I believe in myself all the time.”

Djokovic dominated the first set before Algaraz won a thrilling tiebreaker, won the second and set the stage for a five-set clash that lasted nearly five hours.

Although Djokovic dominated the opening set, Alcaraz said he was excited knowing that opportunities to win games and get back into contention would come.

Of course, the 20-year-old Spaniard can’t be blamed for a momentary stage fright playing on Center Court, the sport’s most hallowed ground. All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.

“It’s a dream come true for me,” Alcaraz said, to play for a championship. “Novak’s nerves on that stage were hard to deal with.”

The Visitors Sunday Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince William, their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotteand King Felipe VI of Spain.

Algaraz said he saw Felipe yelling encouragement.let’s go“After winning the points.

“I didn’t think about it, I tried not to think about it,” he said. “But sometimes it’s hard to stay away from it. Your own King of Spain is watching over you and supporting you.”

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Algaras became the youngest men’s champion at 17 on Sunday Boris Becker won in 1985.

Djokovic, 36, has won seven men’s singles titles and is one short of the recently retired Roger Federer’s record eight championships.

Both Algaraz and Djokovic He is expected to play in the US Open later this year.

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