Carlos Alcaraz reveals where he keeps his Wimbledon trophy

Shahida Jacobs
Carlos Alcaraz pleased at Wimbledon final
Carlos Alcaraz happy at Wimbledon final

Where would you keep your trophy if you had just won Wimbledon for the first time? Carlos Alcaraz has revealed that he keeps his shiny new cup in a spot where he can catch a glimpse of it every so often when he is at home.

Alcaraz won his second Grand Slam title just over three weeks ago when he defeated Novak Djokovic in five sets in the Wimbledon final.

Along with being crowned champion and receiving a £2,350,000 winner’s cheque, Alcaraz also lifted the silver gilt cup, which is 18.5 inches (about 47 cm) in height and 7.5 inches (about 19 cm) in diameter.

However, Alcaraz – like all Wimbledon winners before him – wasn’t allowed to take the trophy home as it is the property of the All England Club and kept in a museum at SW19.

Instead the champion receives a three-quarter size replica (13.5 inches, 34 cm) and Alcaraz was asked during a press conference where he is keeping the trophy.

“I have the trophy in my living room over there [so] that every time that I have lunch, have dinner with my family, I see the trophy,” he revealed. “It’s something that I [don’t want] to forget.”

Alcaraz didn’t have much time to celebrate his Wimbledon success in the days after he won his title as he was off to Nice, France, for the Hopman Cup.

But once the tournament was over, he managed to spend time with his loved ones and celebrated the way he preferred by “doing nothing special”.

“The week after Wimbledon I had to play Hopman Cup so I couldn’t [celebrate] at all, but after that I had a week to celebrate with my friends, my family, I stayed at home so I feel normal again.

“The best way to celebrate is with my people at home, doing nothing special, just spend time with them.”

But he will be back in action this week as he will be the top seed at the Canadian Open. The world No 1 will face either Ben Shelton or Bernabe Zapata Miralles in the second round later in the week.

It is his first visit to Tornoto as the tournament was held in Montreal last year.

“It’s great to be here. I had my first practice with [Daniil] Medvedev and I felt the love from the people,” he said. “They were screaming, ‘Carlitos. let’s go! Come on!’ It was my first practice and my first time here in Toronto, so it was special.”

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