WATCH: Emotional Carlos Alcaraz hugs his mom and dad after winning his 1st ever Roland Garros title

Carlos Alcaraz got past Alexander Zverev in a five-setter in the 2024 French Open final.

WATCH: Emotional Carlos Alcaraz hugs his mom and dad after winning his 1st ever Roland Garros title

Carlos Alcaraz shared a emotional hug with his parents (Via Imago/X)

Carlos Alcaraz got emotional after winning his maiden French Open by getting past Alexander Zverev in five sets. Returning from injury, many questions were asked about the Spaniard’s form, who knocked them out of the park as he etched his name in the history of Paris. 

After playing through a tough draw, the Spaniard was in for a challenge in the finals against Alexander Zverev. Not only was Alcaraz struggling physically throughout the match, but his tennis was also not on the usual level. Recovering from a forearm injury, the Spaniard clearly had not reached great form yet. 

Despite this, he was outstanding at the French Open, challenging Zverev to the full extent. The match was not easy at all for Alcaraz, who bounced back from losing the third set after a 5-2 lead. After losing a comfortable lead, the Spaniard came back strong in the fourth set to force a decider from where he went on to win the title 6-3,6-2,7-5,1-6,2-6.

After hitting the winning shot, the 21-year-old ran to his player box and embraced his parents. Emotionally, Alcaraz hugged both his mum and dad as those two have been the pillars of support for Alcaraz from a child to a champion. 

Carlos Alcaraz filled a Rafael Nadal-sized void at the French Open to etch his name in history

Third seed Carlos Alcaraz won a marathon victory at the French Open finals. He continued the Spaniard legacy of winning titles in Paris by winning his first one and entering the list of Spaniards to do so. With Rafael Nadal out of the tournament at the hands of Zverev, it was a perfect revenge for Alcaraz. 

Carlos Alcaraz
Carlos Alcaraz (Via Imago)

Not only that, but Nadal had created his legacy in Paris by winning 14 titles and would not expect anyone else to continue that other than Alcaraz. With the win, Alcaraz now became the youngest player to win three titles on three different surfaces.

It was a great journey these last two weeks. It's a tournament I wanted to win since I was a little kid.
Carlos Alcaraz via Roland Garros press

Notably, it was an amazing comeback from the youngster who proved to the world that he can still win titles despite not being in the best of forms. Now with the grass season next, Alcaraz has pressure on him again to defend his Wimbledon title against the same draw more or less. 

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