Rising rookie Alcaras wins first French Open title

Rising rookie Carlos Alcaras (3rd place, Spain) defeated Alexander Zverev (4th place, Germany) to win his first career title at the French Open tennis tournament (total prize money of 53.5 million euros, approximately 79.4 billion won).
Alcaras defeated Zverev 3-2 (6-3 2-6 5-7) in the men’s singles final on the last day of the tournament, which ended at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France on June 10, 2024, after a fierce battle of 4 hours and 19 minutes. won 6-1 6-2).

This was his first French Open victory and his third major championship.
At the age of 21, Alcaras became the youngest player ever to win on hard court, grass court, and clay court.

He reached the top at the 2022 US Open and last year’s Wimbledon.
Now, if he wins only the Australian Open, he will achieve the ‘Career Grand Slam’ of sweeping all four major tournaments.

Alcaras, who had never lost in the US Open or Wimbledon finals, maintained a 100% win rate in major tournament finals.
Alcaras receives a prize money of 2.4 million euros (about 3.58 billion won) for this win.

In the newly announced world rankings, Alcaras is expected to rise to second place following Jannick Sinner (Italy), whom he defeated in the semifinals of this tournament.
The only player other than Roger Federer (retired), Novak Djokovic (1st place, Serbia), and Rafael Nadal (275th place, Spain), who reigned as the ‘Big 3 Men’s Tennis’, to win the French Open men’s singles was Stan Barb in 2015. It has been 9 years since Linka (98th place, Switzerland).

Alcaras also has a balanced record of 5 wins and 5 losses against Zverev.
Zverev had to be content with second place in the finals of the French Open, his first appearance, after being eliminated in the semifinals three times in a row since the 2021 tournament.

The two players exchanged break points one by one from the start of the first set, predicting a fierce match.
The first set was taken by Alcaras, who showed an overall superiority.

However, Alcaras, who was making frequent mistakes in the second set, broke his third serve game and gave Zverev the lead.
Alcaras’ fourth serve game also resulted in Zverev’s game point as he committed a double fault.

Alcaras was ahead 5-2 at one point in the third set, but lost five games in a row and lost the set.
There was also a scene where Alcaras complained to the referee about the court surface when the game was not going well.

Alcaras’s shaking ended there.
He overpowered Zverev in the 4th and 5th sets and turned the game around.

As Zverev’s last shot hit the net, Alcaras lay on the ground, clenched his fists and cheered, enjoying his first French Open title.

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