Tearful tennis star ends his remarkable career with an agonising doubles defeat alongside long-time rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup in London.
Alcaraz, the first teenager to claim the top ranking, is the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open after a performance which yielded 55 winners and 14 aces.
Rafael Nadal took his record over close friend Richard Gasquet to a perfect 18-0 with a 6-0, 6-1, 7-5 victory to stay on course for a 23rd Grand Slam title.
Nadal regrouped and with the backing of the partisan crowd sealed the win on Fognini's 60th unforced error to end the ugly affair in which the players combined for 15 breaks of serve and 11 double faults.
Rafael Nadal triumphed 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 over his 198th-ranked Rinky Hijikata to register his 65th career win in New York.
While Nadal trains in New York, career-long rival Djokovic will remain in Europe after finally giving up hope of a last-minute change of Covid policy by the US authorities.
The three-day Laver Cup competition pits six of the best players from Team Europe against six leading players from Team World.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic equals Pete Sampras's mark of seven titles at the All England Club and move within one of the men's record of eight held by Roger Federer.
Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam champion, will play Nick Kyrgios for a place in Sunday's final.
Two-time champion Rafael Nadal to face Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in the third round.
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, 36, beat world Number 8 Casper Ruud from Norway 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final held at Paris' Court Philippe-Chatrier.
The 35-year-old Djokovic cruised through the opening two sets, breaking Molcan's serve three times without giving the Slovakian a single opportunity on his own delivery.
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