WATCH: “I was really happy to…,” Carlos Alcaraz sends special message to fans after clinching historic Roland Garros title

Alacarz had never reached a final at Roland Garros before and the win made him a player to win titles in all three Grand Slam finals he played so far.


WATCH: “I was really happy to…,” Carlos Alcaraz sends special message to fans after clinching historic Roland Garros title

Carlos Alcaraz (Images via Imago, X)

On Sunday (June 9), Carlos Alcaraz etched his name in the record books when he beat Alexander Zverev in the Roland Garros final. Winning the game in five sets 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, Alcaraz lifted his first title in Paris and became the youngest player to win Grand Slam titles on all three surfaces. After the match, Roland Garros shared a video on X in which Alcaraz thanked his fans for supporting him. 

The match was what one expects in a Grand Slam final. Both the players were not in the mood to slow down, tiring each other out by unleashing different shots and taking each other by surprise. But in the end, Alcaraz, who was two sets down following the win in the first set, did not look back when he took the fourth set. Now it’s time for the 21-year-old Spaniard to celebrate as much as he wants. 

Hello everyone, here is Carlos Alcaraz as Roland Garros champion to thank everyone around the world for supporting me during the week. Today was a difficult and tough match but I was really happy to win in the end. Thank you very much again and see you soon. 
Carlos Alcaraz said in the video

Watch the video here:

Alacarz had never reached a final at Roland Garros before and the win made him a player to win titles in all three Grand Slam finals he played so far. The first was the 2022 US Open, followed by the famous five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the 2023 Wimbledon Championships final.

Alexander Zverev calls Carlos Alcaraz a beast 

Alexander Zverev was in awe of Carlos Alcaraz, who is now 11-1 in five-set matches. The German admitted that he doesn’t get tired easily, but toward the end of the match, he did not get the power from his legs, because Alcaraz started playing with a different intensity which was difficult for Zverev to match. 

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Image via Imago)
We're both physically strong, but he's a beast. He's an animal, for sure. The intensity he plays tennis is different from other people's. He can do so many different things. I think he changed his tactics a lot in the fifth set and started to play a lot higher, a lot deeper for me to not create as much power. 
Alexander Zverev said at the press conference

Zverev reached his first major final since the 2020 US Open when he was 23. He met Dominic Thiem, who beat the German despite being two sets down 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 to win the trophy. 

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