Alcaraz Becomes All-Surface Elite After Winning the French Open

Alcaraz Becomes All-Surface Elite After Winning the French Open

After defeating Alexander Zverev in five sets on Sunday, Carlos Alcaraz created history by winning his maiden French Open championship. He became the youngest person to achieve Grand Slam triumphs on all three surfaces. Adding a third Grand Slam to his collection—which already includes the 2022 U.S. Open and 2023 Wimbledon titles—was the 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Legends like Pete Sampras were unable to accomplish the feat of winning majors on hard, grass, and clay courts until Alcaraz, at the age of 21, joined an exclusive group of seven men. Comparing Alcaraz’s early success to that of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who became proficient with clay later in their careers, is noteworthy.

Alcaraz remarked, “I’ve been rushing home from school to turn on the TV to watch this tournament since I was a small child. Now I am lifting the trophy.” Zverev recognised him as a potential “Hall of Famer.”

Even though the team won, there were many inconsistent moments in the game, as neither player could sustain their momentum. Zverev, who is still searching for his first Grand Slam victory, was once again left disappointed despite his early-season surge.