“I will do it for sure,” Carlos Alcaraz reveals he is going to get a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower with his Roland Garros title-winning date

Carlos Alcaraz wants to make his Roland Garros triumph memorable.

“I will do it for sure,” Carlos Alcaraz reveals he is going to get a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower with his Roland Garros title-winning date

Carlos Alcaraz (via IMAGO)

Carlos Alcaraz secured the French Open title by narrowly defeating Alexander Zverev in a gritty five-set final. The third seed triumphed with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 on the Roland Garros clay.

Alcaraz plans to commemorate his historic win by getting a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower along with the date of his Roland Garros victory. He shared this intention during his post-tournament press conference when asked by the media.

I have to find the time. But I will do it for sure. It's going to be in the left ankle. You know, Wimbledon was the right one. Here is going to be the left one, I think so with the Tour Eiffel with the date of today. And, yeah, it's something that I'm gonna do. I don't know if next weeks or gonna take a month or two months, but I will do it (smiling).
Carlos Alcaraz said in his post-match press conference

Alcaraz showed less confidence and consistency compared to his previous major final wins at the 2022 US Open and last year’s Wimbledon. However, the 21-year-old overcame these challenges to become the youngest man to win Grand Slam titles on all three surfaces.

Having grown up playing on clay in his hometown of Murcia, winning the French Open was a lifelong dream for Alcaraz. Upon securing his victory with a forehand winner after four hours and 19 minutes, he celebrated by falling onto his back, reminiscent of 14-time champion Rafael Nadal.

Carlos Alcaraz shows inconsistencies during his first Roland Garros title triumph

Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev had reasons to feel nervous, resulting in a match where neither consistently played at their best. The Spaniard was chasing a childhood dream. The German aimed to fulfill the potential many saw in him when he started touring with his older brother Mischa, a former Australian Open quarter-finalist. The match began with an edgy Zverev making two double faults and losing serve, but he broke back due to Alcaraz’s uncertain hitting.

As the match progressed, the World No.3 started to find his rhythm, absorbing Zverev’s powerful groundstrokes and breaking the German’s serve again for a 3-2 lead. Alcaraz’s confidence grew, evident in the cross-court forehand winner that sealed the first set. However, Zverev found his form in the second set, delivering deeper and more effective returns, and won five consecutive games from a 2-1 deficit as the Wimbledon champion struggled to cope.

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Via Imago)

The intensity and level of play heightened in the pivotal third set. Alcaraz managed to break Zverev’s serve to love after losing the previous 14 points on the German’s serve, but the momentum continued to shift. The two-time World Tour Finals champion fought back from a 5-2 deficit to level the set at 5-5, then broke Alcaraz for a 6-5 lead before serving out the set. The fourth set saw another shift, with Zverev’s performance dipping and Alcaraz, despite needing treatment for a leg injury, taking the set to force a decider.

The Spaniard entered Roland Garros after a month-long hiatus due to a right forearm injury and missing the Italian Open, having only reached the Madrid Open quarter-finals on clay. In contrast, the German prepared by winning the prestigious Rome title. By the fifth set, Zverev, who had spent almost 24 hours on court throughout the tournament, showed signs of fatigue. He lost serve at 2-1 after a series of mistakes and could not capitalize on five break points in the next game. Alcaraz then broke for a 5-2 lead with a stunning backhand cross-court winner, leaving the Italian Open winner demoralized and unable to recover.

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