List of records broken by Carlos Alcaraz as he wins his 3rd Grand Slam at Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz became the second youngest French Open Champion, only behind his idol Rafael Nadal.

List of records broken by Carlos Alcaraz as he wins his 3rd Grand Slam at Roland Garros

Carlos Alcaraz (via IMAGO)

Carlos Alcaraz grew up playing in clay in his hometown of Murcia, Spain. His dream has always been to win the French Open on the red dirt. He finally made that dream come true after beating Alexander Zverev to claim his first Roland Garros title of his career.

However, after achieving this great feat, he now enters into the history books of the tournament by becoming the second under-22 man in this decade to win the Roland Garros. In fact, he is the youngest player ever to win three men’s singles Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces, the 2022 US Open, the 2023 Wimbledon championship, and the 2024 French Open.

The Spaniard is the second youngest French Open Champion trailing behind Rafael Nadal, who has won the tournament 14 times during his career. Also, Alcaraz becomes the seventh player to win his first three Grand Slam men’s singles finals. Roger Federer was victorious on his first seven attempts and Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Gustavo Kuerten, and Stan Wawrinka all triumphed in their first three Slam championship clashes.

In addition, the 21-year-old had beaten Jannik Sinner in a semifinal five-set thriller a few days ago. He came into the final of the French Open as a favorite and won the title in five sets. The victory makes Alcaraz become the 1st man to win a Grand Slam after winning the semifinal and the final in 5 sets since Federer at the 2017 Australian Open.

Remarkably, Alcaraz has won 14 titles at just 21 but eight of those titles have come on clay surface. He has won four on hardcourt and two on grass. He will be heading to the Wimbledon championship as a favorite to defend the title.

Carlos Alcaraz beat Alexander Zverev in an epic five-setter

Carlos Alcaraz was heading into the French Open after just returning from a forearm injury that kept him out of most of the clay season. But, the Spaniard showed resilience and confidence beating Stefanos Tsitsipas and Jannik Sinner en route to the final. in the final, he produced a top performance to beat Alexander Zverev 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

In four hours and 19 minutes of grueling contest, the 21-year-old was happy to claim his first French Open title and third Grand Slam of his career.

I used to watch the tournament on television and I’m now lifting the title.
Carlos Alcaraz said in the post-match interview
Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Via Imago)

On the other hand, Zverev looked disappointed after coming close to finally claiming his first major title but eventually lost out. It was the second Grand Slam final of his career.

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