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Alcaraz, Djokovic firing up preparations at Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic and more of the world's biggest stars have arrived at Wimbledon to begin their preparation for the grass-court major.

Alcaraz, the defending champion, will try to secure his second consecutive Grand Slam title after lifting the Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros. The No. 3 player in the PIF ATP Rankings was working hard on the practice court Monday under the watchful eye of Samuel Lopez.


Alcaraz began his grass-court season at the cinch Championships in London, where he lost in the second round to in-form Briton Jack Draper. The Spaniard is 17-3 in tour-level grass-court matches according to the Infosys ATP Win/Loss Index.

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Seven-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has also arrived at The Championships.

The Serbian has been working hard following recent knee surgery. Djokovic withdrew ahead of the Roland Garros quarter-finals due to a meniscus tear in his right knee.

One year ago, Alcaraz defeated Djokovic in a memorable Wimbledon final. The players, who have shared five Lexus ATP Head2Head meetings (Djokovic leads 3-2) embraced Monday at the tournament site one week before the action begins.

Djokovic moved ahead of Alcaraz in the No. 2 spot in the PIF ATP Rankings this week after the Spaniard's early loss at Queen's. Jannik Sinner will enter the tournament as World No. 1 and as the top seed at a major for the first time in his career.

A familiar embrace, one year on from the 2023 Gentlemen’s Singles final ?#Wimbledon | @DjokerNole | @carlosalcaraz pic.twitter.com/R50cIyNlrA

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