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Alcaraz youngest in history

10 June 2024 By
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Carlos Alcaraz became the French Open champion after a phenomenal final against Alexander Zverev on Sunday. The 21-year-old Spaniard is now the youngest player in tennis history to win singles titles in three different Grand Slam tournaments.

Alcaraz faced tough challenges, both in the semifinal against the new world number one, Jannik Sinner, and in the final against Zverev. Both matches were thrilling encounters that went all the way to the fifth set. This is the first time since 1962 that the men's singles winner in Paris has been pushed to five sets in both the semifinal and the final.

Carlos Alcaraz had already made history as the youngest world number one since the introduction of computer rankings in 1973. Now, Juan Carlos Ferrero's protégé is also the youngest player in history to have won three different Grand Slam tournaments in men's singles.

From a Nordic perspective, the French Open was another success for world number seven Casper Ruud, who advanced to the semifinals. The 25-year-old Norwegian thus reinforced his position as one of the very best players so far in 2024.

The world's leading tennis players now shift from clay to grass courts. The next Grand Slam tournament is scheduled for Wimbledon, with the main event starting on July 1. The titleholder is this year's Paris champion, Carlos Alcaraz.