Carlos Alcaraz defeats Alexander Zverev in French Open final

Carlos Alcaraz during the Australian Open AO 2024 Grand Slam tennis tournament on January 24^ 2024 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne^ Australia.

Carlos Alcaraz defeated Alexander Zverev 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday, coming back from behind in the four hour and 19 minute match in Paris to win his first French Open title, and his third Grand Slam title. Alcaraz is now 3-0 in Grand Slam finals.

The 21-year-old Alcaraz became the youngest man to claim Grand Slam singles titles on all three tennis surfaces — clay, grass and hard court, earning $2.6 million for the win.

Alcaraz said at the trophy presentation at Roland Garros: “The last month we were struggling a lot with an [arm] injury and coming back. I didn’t feel well in Madrid. We had a lot of doubts coming here without practicing too much. I’m really grateful to have the team that I have. I know everyone in my team is giving their heart just to make me grow up as a player and a person.”

In the new edition of ATP Tour singles rankings released Monday, Alcaraz, the former No. 3 player in the world, now rises to the No. 2 spot behind No. 1 Jannik Sinner of Italy; while Zverev will stay at No. 4.

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