The triump made Djokovic the oldest male champion at the U.S. Open in the Open era.
Carlos Alcaraz has ended Novak Djokovic’s 34-match winning streak at Wimbledon by beating him 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in an engaging, back-and-forth final to claim claiming his first championship at the All England Club.
The tennis superstar's record singles championship breaks a tie with Rafael Nadal and moves three in front of the retired Roger Federer.
“Novak Djokovic is a great champion, a fan favorite," a spokesperson for the tennis grand slam tournament said.
The tennis star added that he still hopes to be allowed into the country later this year for the U.S. Open.
The Homeland Security Department reportedly rejected the tennis star's bid to sidestep the COVID-19 inoculation required for foreign travelers.
The top-ranked tennis player has withdrawn from Indian Wells after his vaccine waiver request was denied.
Djokovic is one of the most high-profile athletes who is unvaccinated against COVID-19.
The 35-year-old from Serbia stretched his unbeaten streak in Melbourne to 28 matches, the longest run there in the Open era, which dates to 1968.
Novak Djokovic’s father became embroiled in a flap involving spectators who brought banned Russian flags to Melbourne Park.