Alcaraz, the fourth youngest ever to win 2 different Grand Slams

Alcaraz, the fourth youngest ever to win 2 different Grand Slams
Alcaraz, the fourth youngest ever to win 2 different Grand Slams

Since after Marat Safin, winner of his second and last Grand Slam in Australia in January 2005, Carlos Alcaraz is the first player to win two Grand Slam titles with the exception of the Fab Four and Stanislas Wawrinka. All the others, pardoned by the crumbs left by the generation of phenomena, are due please of a Slam: Juan Martin Del Potro, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev. But since Hewitt’s advent onwards, Thomas Johansson, Albert Costa, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Roddick and Gaston Gaudio have also won only one Grand Slam.
At 20 years and 2 months, Carlos Alcaraz became the fifth youngest Wimbledon champion after Boris Becker (first title at 17 years and 7 months, second title at 18 years and 7 months), Wilfred Baddeley (champion in 1891 at 19 years and 5 months), Sidney Wood (champion in 1931, in the only final not played in history due to injury of Francis Shields, aged 19 years and 8 months) and Bjorn Borg (champion for the first time in 1976 at 20 years).
And at 20 years and 2 months he is also the sixth player in history to already have 2 Grand Slam titles on his side: only Ken Rosewall (second title at 18 years and 6 months), Boris Becker (second title at 18 years and 7 months), Bjorn Borg (second title at 19 years and 9 days), Mats Wilander ( second title at 19 years and 3 months) and Rafael Nadal (second title at 20 years and 8 days). Only Rosewall, Borg and Wilander have been quicker to win two different Grand Slams.
Last non-Fab Four to win Wimbledon it was Lleyton Hewitt way back in 2002: since then 8 titles for Federer, 7 for Djokovic, 2 for Nadal, 2 for Murray and precisely one for Alcaraz.
Of the 13 Open Era Grand Slam finals played by two players with an age difference of more than 10 years, 6 were won by the younger and 5 by the older. The record always remains firmly in the hands of the double challenge between Jimmy Connors and Ken Rosewall who in 1974 played the Wimbledon and Forest Hills finals 17 years and 304 days apart. Alcaraz won on Sunday, 15 years and 348 days younger than Nole. The senior to win with the biggest gap remains Nadal who won the 2022 Roland Garros 12 years and 200 days older than Casper Ruud.

Djokovic remains at 23 Grand Slams with 7 Wimbledon titles, always one less than Roger Federer’s 8 records. The Serbian misses the further extension on Nadal (still at 22 Grand Slams) and remains at 3 Grand Slams won after 35 years like Roger Federer and Ken Rosewall. The only player in history to have won 4 Grand Slams after the age of 35 remains Bill Larned.
However, the absolute record (including women) for the number of Grand Slam finals went to the Serbian: 35, one more than Chris Evert’s 34 records. Djokovic had not lost on Center Court in 45 games since 7 July 2013 when he was overtaken by Andy Murray in the final.

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