‘Divinity’ Alcaras wins first French Open Winner other than the ‘Big 3’ for the first time in 9 years

Full set win over Zverev Only the Australian Open remains until the ‘Career Grand Slam’

Alcaras with the French Open trophy

‘Divine’ Carlos Alcaras (3rd place, Spain) defeated Alexander Zverev (4th place, Germany) and won the French Open tennis tournament (total prize money of 53.5 million euros, about 79.4 billion won) ) won his first ever championship.

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 on the 10th (Korean time) at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, after a fierce battle of 4 hours and 19 minutes. won 6-1 6-2).

With this, he won his first French Open title 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 you win just the Australian Open, you will achieve the ‘Career Grand Slam’ of winning 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 had been 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.

When Zverev’s last shot hit the net, Alcaraz lay on the floor, clenched his fists and cheered, enjoying the joy of winning his first French Open. 고스톱

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