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Carlos Alcaraz defeats Alexander Zverev in French Open final for his 3rd Grand Slam title

Alcaraz now has eclipsed Nadal to become youngest man to collect major championships on three surfaces

Carlos Alcaraz defeats Alexander Zverev in French Open final for his 3rd Grand Slam title

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz reacts during the men's singles final against Germany's Alexander Zverev. Reuters



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Paris, June 9

Carlos Alcaraz came back to defeat Alexander Zverev 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday and win the French Open for his third Grand Slam title.

Alcaraz is a 21-year-old from Spain who grew up watching countryman Rafael Nadal win trophy after trophy at Roland Garros — a record 14 in all — and now has eclipsed Nadal to become the youngest man to collect major championships on three surfaces. Nadal was about 1½ years older when he did it.

Sunday’s victory — in which he trailed two sets to one, just as he had in the semi-finals against Jannik Sinner on Friday — allowed Alcaraz to add the clay-court championship at Roland Garros to his triumphs on hard courts at the US Open in 2022 and on the grass at Wimbledon in 2023.

Alcaraz is now 3-0 in Grand Slam finals.

Zverev dropped to 0-2 in major title matches. The 27-year-old from Germany was the runner-up at the 2020 US Open after blowing a two-set lead against Dominic Thiem. 

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