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Carlos Alcaraz Victory at French Open in Thrilling 5-Set Showdown

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Carlos Alcaraz made history by winning the 2024 French Open men's singles final.

The 21 year old tennis star Carlos Alcaraz from Spain ranked No. 3 clinched his first French open title and third major championship by defeating No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev. The match lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes and ended with scores of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1 and 6-2.

Notably he also triumphed in a five set semifinal against the newly crowned world No. 1 Jannik Sinner. With this win he made history as the youngest man ever to win a major tournament on all three different court surfaces.

Alcaraz was the top pick for betters before the tournament began and his odds only improved. When Novak Djokovic pulled out due to a knee injury. That needed surgery just before the quarterfinal match. With this victory Carlos Alcaraz share the record of three major titles with Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka among current players.

Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev pose before the men's singles final at Roland Garros.
Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev pose before the men’s singles final at Roland Garros.

However Djokovic hold the record for the major wins among men with 24 followed by Nadal with 22. Remarkably Alcaraz’s three major wins put him ahead of every other player born in the 1990s in terms of major titles.

Becker shared his thoughts with Euro Sport before the final saying. Sometimes you have to face tough challenges to come out victorious. I believe he has a strong chance.

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In the last 32 Roland Garros tournaments Spaniards have claimed victory in an impressive 20 of them. Which was showcasing their dominance on the clay courts. Seven Spanish men have contributed to this success, collectively securing 21 French Open titles in the Open Era.

Furthermore, this win extends the streak of European men triumphing in Grand Slam events to an astounding 57 consecutive victories. European players have dominant clinched an impressive 78 out of the last 79 major championships.

This year French Open final also marked a significant milestone. Because it was the first final from 2004 without the presence of tennis legends Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.

In the crucial fifth set Alcaraz secure a break to go up 2-1 against Zverev. This happened when Zverev made a couple of errors at the net, including a double fault and hitting a backhand shot too long during a break point.

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In a remarkable game that stretched for 11 minutes and 9 seconds, Alcaraz faced a tough challenge. He found himself down 0-40, meaning Zverev had multiple opportunities to break his serve. However, Alcaraz displayed incredible resilience and skill which save four break points and eventually hold his serve to go up 3-1 in the set.

At a critical moment with Zverev serving at 2-4 Alcaraz unleashed an extraordinary one handed backhand pass. That left Zverev stunned which was glancing back in disbelief. This impressive shot pushed the German to 0-40, putting him under immense pressure. Alcaraz capitalized on this opportunity, sealing the break to lead 5-2 with a powerful forehand winner up the line.

With victory within reach, Carlos Alcaraz remained composed as he served for the match. He sealed the win with a well placed cross court forehand winner. Which was prompting him to collapse onto the court in sheer jubilation by celebrate his remarkable achievement.

The match started with Zverev serve back to back double faults by putting him immediately under pressure. This gave Alcaraz an early opportunity which he seized by smash a forehand winner into an open space on the court, secure the break.

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Despite the setback Zverev fought and managed to break Alcaraz’s serve to the score. However Alcaraz quickly regained the lead by breaking Zverev once again to go up 3-2. This time it was Alcaraz’s powerful shot that forced Zverev to hit the ball into the net, give him the advantage.

Carlos Alcaraz ensured the 2024 French Open men's singles final went to a fifth set.
Carlos Alcaraz ensured the 2024 French Open men’s singles final went to a fifth set.

With the first set was hanging in the balance Alcaraz continued to showcase his skills by closing it out with another impressive forehand winner. That left Zverev unable to retrieve the ball by securing the set in his favor.

In the second set Zverev managed to find his rhythm and broke Alcaraz’s serve multiple times. He eventually sealed the set on his own serve with a powerful forehand winner that landed in an open area of the court.

However Alcaraz was not ready to give up in the third set. He showed his determination by breaking Zverev’s serve without concede a single point to go up 4-2. The moment of victory was evident as Carlos Alcaraz pumped his fist towards his supporters in the stands.

As Maintain his momentum, Alcaraz faced a tough challenge while serve at 5-2. Despite facing break points, he composed and executed a perfectly place drop shot winner. Which is forcing Zverev to hit the ball into the net. This crucial point allowed Alcaraz to hold his serve and extend his lead in the set.

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Despite Alcaraz’s strong start in the third set Zverev showed his resilience by mount a comeback. He won five consecutive games which is turning the tide in his favor and ultimately clinch the set. The decisive moment came when Zverev hit a perfectly angled forehand winner which force Alcaraz to return the ball into the net.

In the fourth set Alcaraz regained his composure and took control once again. He broke Zverev’s serve to take a command 2-0 lead with a remarkable running forehand pass. Which was showcasing his agility and skill on the court.

Alexander Zverev has taken the lead over Carlos Alcaraz in the 2024 French Open men's singles final.
Alexander Zverev has taken the lead over Carlos Alcaraz in the 2024 French Open men’s singles final.

By continue his impressive performance, Alcaraz secured another break for a 4-0 advantage, this time with a well executed backhand drop shot. His jubilant reaction pump his fist in celebration highlighted his determination to secure victory.

As Alcaraz was Leading 4-1 in the fourth set, he decided to take a medical timeout. He received treatment on his left leg from the ATP trainer. Who also had a consultation with regarding his condition.

The first set concluded with Alcaraz holding his serve as Zverev made a crucial error, hitting a weak backhand drop shot into the net.

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