Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz were pushed to the limit in the 26-minute game that the Spaniard won and gave him the lead in the Wimbledon final.
It was a mammoth performance in the fifth game of the third set, scoring 32 points in a thrilling, eye-catching slugfest.
It was all including 13 deuces before Alcaraz finally capitalized on his seventh break point to secure two breaks in the set.
Djokovic squabbled with his two over towel placement and time between points, but the game dragged on well beyond that.
There were as many points in that game as in the entire first set, and Alcaraz ran almost a kilometer.
Alcaraz ran 718 yards on Djokovic’s serve in that one game alone, while the reigning Wimbledon champion ran 595 yards.
Tim Henman then said, as reported by BBC Sport: “Incredible tennis.
“You get the feeling that Alcaraz needs to warm up his serve, he hasn’t served for so long. You can see what it means for his team.”
Pat Cash also said on the BBC: “Alcaraz is better than Djokovic. He does with him what Djokovic does with other players.”
Djokovic lost the opening points of the set but then suffered a 40-15 lead as Alcaraz won back-to-back points to earn the first deuce.
The Serb had the first chances with three advantages before the 20-year-old fought back and eventually won the game.
That decided the set, Djokovic would only gain two points in the last two games before Alcaraz scored an attachment and won the third game 6-1.
Alcaraz defeated Djokovic to win the men’s Wimbledon final. In doing so, he denied the Serb a fifth consecutive title in an epic five-set game and one of the greatest games ever played at the All England Club.