“These guys are so good,” Andy Roddick reacts to Carlos Alcaraz-Jannik Sinner’s ‘absurd’ semifinal match at Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz becomes the youngest player since Rafael Nadal to reach the French Open final.


“These guys are so good,” Andy Roddick reacts to Carlos Alcaraz-Jannik Sinner’s ‘absurd’ semifinal match at Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Andy Roddick (Via IMAGO)

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz are the two youngsters ready to take centerstage from Novak Djokovic. The duo have remained competitive over the past few years but since this year they have taken their rivalry to a higher level.

They first met at Indian Wells in March, with Alcaraz winning the match in three sets. Despite having just returned from injury ahead of the Roland Garros they were termed favorites to win their first clay major title. However, they proved beyond doubt how good they could be on the court after an injury comeback.

Alcaraz won all his opening-round matches, before beating Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Sinner beat Corentin Moutet and Grigor Dimitrov to earn a place in the semifinal to face Alcaraz. Both played a thrilling match despite the hot weather conditions.

American legend Andy Roddick, who has been a big fan of the duo was excited by their French Open semifinal tie. He went on to react on social media while the match was in the fourth set, admitting that the duo were so good at their game.

These guys are so good. Hard to articulate how hard they hit and how well they move. It’s all absurd.
Andy Roddick on X

Meanwhile, Carlos Alcaraz dealt with some physical issues to beat Jannik Sinner in the thrilling five-set. It was the Spanish second win over the Italian this season.

Carlos Alcaraz beats Jannik Sinner to reach his first French Open final

Carlos Alcaraz earned his place in the French Open final after coming from behind twice to beat Jannik Sinner 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Sinner struggled with cramps in the third set but managed to show resilience going 2:1 up.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Via Imago)

Nevertheless, Alcaraz grew stronger despite the challenge, winning the remaining two sets to claim a vital victory. The Spanish star is now the favorite to claim his third Grand Slam after winning the 2022 US Open and 2023 Wimbledon beating Novak Djokovic.

He will now play World No.4 Alexander Zverev in the final. The Spaniard is also the youngest men’s player to ever reach a French Open final since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

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