Gary Lineker and fans lead praise for 'WARRIORS' Djokovic and Alcaraz

Gary Lineker hails ‘WARRIORS’ Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz after ‘crazy’ 26 minute game in Wimbledon final which saw 13 deuces as tennis fans laud ‘absolutely gripping’ action

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  • Lineker took to Twitter to heap praise on the pair, calling them ‘warriors’
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Gary Lineker has led the praise for Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz after they played out a 26-minute long game to decide the winner of set three in the Wimbledon final.

The pair are going at it on Centre Court, with Alcaraz struggling in the first set before winning the next two to put the pressure on Djokovic.

Taking to Twitter, Lineker applauded the pair for the fine tennis on display during the final at Wimbledon.

He wrote: ‘Extraordinary game: longer than some sets. 2 warriors!’

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios added to the praise, as he focused on Alcaraz’s impressive performance by stating: ‘Alcaraz is a freak’ after the impressive game which saw him take set two.

Gary Lineker and tennis fans heaped the pair on Twitter, describing them as ‘warriors’

Fans joined in with the applause on social media, with tennis account Relevant Tennis tweeting: ‘The whole first set won by Novak 6-1 lasted 35 minues. The fifth game of the third set lasted 26 minutes. CRAZY.’

This was added to by user Ian Cameron, who stated that they had never seen anything like that in tennis before.

‘Never seen a longer single game in a tennis match than that,’ he wrote.

’26 minutes and 56 seconds of absolutely gripping tennis!’

Matt Debono joined in with the praise of Alcaraz during the fifth game of the set as he wrote: ;What a set. That fifth game, wow. Alcaraz is the man!’

Djokovic and Alcaraz are putting on one of the finest finals in Wimbledon history with stars such as Daniel Craig, Stormzy and Brad Pitt in attendance on Centre Court.

It remains to be seen as to who will come out on top in the thrilling final. 

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