Carlos Alcaraz's French Open victory eclipses document set by Rafael Nadal | EUROtoday

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Hello and welcome to protection of the ultimate day of the French Open which is able to see Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev battle for the boys’s title.

It is the primary French Open remaining since 2004 with out at the very least certainly one of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer collaborating.

After Iga Swiatek gained for the fourth time on Saturday, Alcaraz and Zverev are aiming for his or her first Roland Garros. Alcaraz, who already has two grand slam titles to his identify, noticed off Jannik Sinner within the semi-finals in 5 thrilling units.

He stated: “I have a special feeling about this tournament. I remember when I finished school, running to my home just to put the TV on and watch the matches here in the French Open.

“I watched a lot of matches. Of course Rafa Nadal dominating this tournament for, let’s say, 14, 15 years. It’s something unbelievable. I wanted to put my name on that list of the Spanish players who won this tournament.

“Not only Rafa. Ferrero, Moya, Costa, a lot of Spanish players, legends from our sport that won this tournament, I really want to put my name on that list, as well.”

Zverev is but to win a significant title and within the earlier three years suffered heartbreak within the semi-finals. But on the fourth try, he’s into in the present day’s marquee match and feels his time has come.

“I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it now again: I was not ready. I was not ready to win my first Grand Slam final. I was not mature enough. I was maybe too much of a kid still. I didn’t know what the occasion means. And that’s why I lost,” Zverev stated.

“I’m 27 years old now. So definitely not a kid anymore. Already getting older. If not now, then when?”

Zverev is on a 12-match profitable streak on clay after profitable the Rome Masters final month.