In the Wimbledon 2023 final, Serbian tennis maestro Novak Djokovic faced scathing criticism for employing controversial time-wasting tactics against rising star Carlos Alcaraz. The match, which captivated tennis enthusiasts worldwide, witnessed Djokovic’s deliberate attempts to disrupt Alcaraz’s momentum, ultimately leading to his defeat.
Djokovic’s tactics drew widespread condemnation, with R Ashwin, an Indian cricketer, adding his voice to the chorus of disapproval. Taking to Twitter, Ashwin sarcastically remarked on Djokovic’s behavior, further fueling the already intense conversation surrounding the match.
The time discrepancy between the two players was evident throughout the match, as Djokovic consistently took 33 seconds to serve compared to Alcaraz’s 27 seconds. The severity of the issue reached its peak when Djokovic was penalized for a time violation during the second set tie-break. The crowd at the venue, which had grown frustrated with Djokovic’s tactics, erupted in cheers as the penalty was confirmed.
Despite Djokovic’s attempts to halt his opponent’s momentum, Carlos Alcaraz exhibited unwavering determination and resilience. In a thrilling five-set encounter, the young Spaniard emerged victorious, securing his second Grand Slam title and maintaining his position as the World No. 1 player. Djokovic, on the other hand, would have to wait until the following year to add to his illustrious Wimbledon title tally.