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At Wimbledon, Djokovic will put Alcaraz up against “another universe,” says Wilander.

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At Wimbledon, Djokovic will put Alcaraz up against “another universe,” says Wilander..

Seven-time Grand Slam champion

Mats Wilander has shared his two cents on the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz on Sunday, saying that the Spanish tennis ace won’t be given an inch during the game. 

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Meanwhile, world number one Alcaraz stole the show in last year’s US Open by outshining Norwegian opponent Casper Ruud.

Playing the Serbian at the Wimbledon final, however, is “another universe”, said Wilander.

“If he can put the puzzle together against Novak who gives you nothing, then we’re talking about somebody who’s going to transcend our game,” Wilander told Reuters at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Before Novak Djokovic’s career is gone it is crucial that Carlos Alcaraz defeats Djokovic in a Grand Slam final. It’s really important for our sport that the person that’s the champion gets kicked off the throne, just like Lleyton Hewitt did with Pete Sampras.

“It would be an injection of energy for our sport if Carlos can do that at some point, if not tomorrow then at the US Open. One of the young guys needs to beat Novak before he’s done.”

Wilander also said that Alcaraz’s all-court game makes him a “complete package”.

“He has the shot selection of [Roger] Federer. He’s got Rafa [Nadal’s] passion. He’s got Djokovic’s movement. And then he has one more thing which none of them had or have, which is the smile.

“The ease that he does everything with and it looks so comfortable.”

Alcaraz overpowered Russian third seed Daniil Medvedev to lock the final with Djokovic.

The Spaniard also clashed with Djokovic in the French Open tennis semi-final last month but after winning the opening set he suffered cramp and lost in four sets.

“Of course Djokovic can lose but I don’t think he cares less about that any more,” Wilander said.

“He’s going to come in and play at about 90% the whole time, dipping to maybe 85% and sometimes up to 95%. But he will be present the whole time. Carlos is going to be roller-coasting through the match because you can’t stay with Novak for five sets. You have to go in and out. Novak will have no dip.

“The thing with Carlos is can he do what all of us did when we were really young, which is suddenly, because of the adrenaline… play a match you didn’t even realise you could play, like Boris Becker here in 1985.

“It’s possible that Carlos Alcaraz plays 25% better tomorrow because that’s happened before to young guys, and girls.”

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