French Open 2024 Final
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Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev Into The Finals: French Open 2024. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner set the court on fire during the French Open 2024 semi-finals, on the Philippe Chatrier court, with stunning shots and an immersed crowd. Alcaraz beat the World No.1 Sinner by 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, and 6-3.

Alcaraz had a slow start, lost eight of the first 10 games but swung back into action with powerful shots. The Spaniard, in an after-match interview, said one has to find the joy in suffering. He asserted that’s the key. “Four-hour matches, five sets, you have to fight, you have to suffer, but as I talked with my team, you have to enjoy suffering,” Alcaraz said.

In recent years, Alcaraz has described Sinner as his friend and on-court foe. “Thanks to him, I push myself to be better, to be a better player,” he said. “I saw he was struggling a little bit but, yeah I was cramping, Jannik as well in the third set.” Alcaraz shared that he learned from a match against Novak Djokovic in 2023 that one has to be calm. He believes one has to keep going as the cramp will go away and they have to stay fighting, and make the points shorter.

Divulging into the game against Sinner, Alcaraz said initially it was weird but picked up from the fourth set. He shared that he waited until the last moment and swept in with all his might.

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Alexander Zverev Triumphs Over Casper Rudd

Zverev, 27, found himself on Court Philippe-Chatrier court once again facing Rudd, but this time around he did not allow history to repeat itself. This time around he triumphed over the Norwegian, whom he lost to in 2023. Zverev breezed through the game against Casper Rudd 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and 6-2.

In an after-match interview, the German tennis player said he made so much history on the Court Philippe-Chatrier, where he witnessed some of the best and worst memories. About the match against Rudd, Zverev noted the first two sets were very high level. He saw that in the third set, Rudd was a bit slower. “That is normally how it is when you are not feeling quite well, but his shots are still the same.”

Zverev pointed out that they will win the match if they are more passive. He lauded Rudd, 25, for playing until the end and described him as a great champion. Alexander Zverev will face World No. 1 in singles champion Carlos Alcaraz at the final on June 9.