Tom Jenkins’ best shots of Wimbledon 2023 – in pictures | Wimbledon 2023

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This year’s tournament saw a changing of the guard in the men’s singles, with 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz beating the veteran reigning champion Novak Djokovic in the final. Djokovic’s defeat was his first in SW19 since 2017. In the women’s singles Marketa Vondrousova was the unlikely champion, becoming the first unseeded player in history to win the title. Away from the action it was also an eventful edition of the tournament, with protests, queueing chaos and geopolitics all making their presence felt.

The players’ view as they walk through the doors on Centre Court before the start of the tournament.
Novak Djokovic helps dry the court after a shower.
Spectators in tennis-themed hats on Centre Court.
Venus Williams in pain against Elina Svitolina

  • Novak Djokovic lends a hands to mop up a damp Centre Court, while some former champions made an appearance on the grass and in the stands.

Roger Federer waves from the royal box as he is applauded at Centre Court ahead of play on day two.
A multiple exposure of Andy Murray in his victory over Ryan Peniston.
Huge crowds pack the walkways next to Court Six as Harold Mayot of France plays in his match with fellow Frenchman Benjamin Bonzi

  • The crowds flocked to SW19, but the the rain hampered proceedings on the outside courts. Barbora Krejcikova was unlucky to retire hurt on day four.

Spectators on Centre Court looking to the skies as rain stops play during day three.
Novak Djokovic sarcastically gestures to the crowd after he beats Jordan Thompson on Centre Court during day three
Barbora Krejcikova after she retires hurt and loses her match with Mirra Andreeva.
Action on Court Nine as Lloyd Harris of South Africa plays Grégoire Barrère of France
Katie Boulter serves in her victory in the 2nd round on Court 12

  • Katie Boulter carried British women’s hopes, while Liam Broady celebrated an impressive victory over Casper Ruud.

Liam Broady of Great Britain celebrates winning match point against No 4 seed Casper Ruud
The ball is hit into the net on Centre Court
Stefanos Tsitsipas runs after the ball during his match with Andy Murray on Centre Court

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas proved too strong for Andy Murray, defending champion Elena Rybakina looked impressive in the early rounds and SW19 found a new favourite in American Christopher Eubanks.

Andy Murray cries out in pain during his match with Stefanos Tsitsipas on Centre Court
Spectators wear masks of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer during the fourth round match between Carlos Alcaraz and Matteo Berrettini
Elena Rybakina smashes during her victory over Alize Cornet.
Christopher Eubanks of the US celebrates after winning the second set tie-break during his fourth-round match against Stefanos Tsitsipas
Wu Fang-hsien, partnered by Lin Zhu, serves in their third-round women’s doubles match against Caroline Dolehide and Zhang Shuai.
Novak Djokovic returns serve in his victory over Andrey Rublev on Centre Court
Novak Djokovic wearing a magnet on his back as he changes shirts in his victory over Andrey Rublev

When I was a child I really liked Iron Man, so I try to impersonate him!

Novak Djokovic fans celebrate after his victory over Andrey Rublev.

  • Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic channeled the power of magnetism in his quest for an eighth title.

Elena Rybakina in her defeat to Ons Jabeur on Centre Court during day 10.
Chris Eubanks after defeat to Daniil Medvedev

  • Christopher Eubanks’ run ends in defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals, whilst top seed Carlos Alcaraz marches on. Aryna Sabalenka plays an unorthodox shot, but goes on to lose to Ons Jabeur in the semi-finals. Unseeded Marketa Vondrousova reached the final after defeating Elina Svitolina.

Carlos Alcaraz serves in his victory over Holger Rune.
Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka plays a shot behind her back against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur
Marketa Vondrousova shows her tattoos during her victory over Elina Svitolina.
Marketa Vondrousova celebrates with the Venus Rosewater Dish during the prize ceremony after winning the women’s singles final

  • Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic won the women’s singles title having only ever won four matches on grass before this tournament. She defeated a tearful Ons Jabeur, who lost her second Wimbledon final in a row. Tokito Oda of Japan beat Alfie Hewitt in the men’s wheelchair final.

A tearful Ons Jabeur after her defeat to Marketa Vondrousova in the women’s singles final.
Tokito Oda of Japan plays a shot in his victory over Alfie Hewitt of Great Britain in the men’s wheelchair singles final
Novak Djokovic falls to the ground during the men’s final

  • The defending champion and seven-time winner Novak Djokovic faced the 20-year-old world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the men’s final. The Serb took the first set 6-1, but Alcaraz fought back in devastating style to become the new king of Centre Court.

Carlos Alcaraz in action in the men’s final.
Carlos Alcaraz celebrates winning the tournament
Carlos Alcaraz celebrates with his team after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final

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