Tag: Alexander Zverev


‘I’m 27 now, definitely not a kid anymore’: Alexander Zverev beats Casper Ruud to set up French Open final with Carlos Alcaraz | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Alexander Zverev overcame a shaky start to defeat a struggling Casper Ruud in four sets, securing his place in the French Open final against Carlos Alcaraz. This victory marks Zverev's first appearance in a Roland Garros final and presents him with another opportunity to claim his maiden Grand Slam title.Despite dropping the first set 2-6 after a series of unforced errors, the fourth-seeded Zverev regained his composure in the second set, levelling the match with a 6-2 scoreline.He carried this momentum into the third set, capitalizing on a visibly hampered Ruud, who appeared to be battling a stomach ailment. Zverev secured a crucial break in the fifth game and went on to win the set 6-4.The fourth set saw Zverev maintain his dominance, breaking Ruud's serve early and cruisin...

Carlos Alcaraz downs Jannik Sinner to reach maiden French Open final | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Spain's Carlos Alcaraz overcame a rough start to defeat an inconsistent Jannik Sinner 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, securing his spot in his first French Open final after a thrilling see-saw match on Friday.The third seed struggled in the opening set, far from his usual brilliance, but capitalized on his Italian opponent's early cramps to level the match before it went into a decider.Australian Open champion Sinner, set to become world number one next week, bowed out when he returned a massive forehand down the line wide on the third match point on Court Philippe Chatrier.Double Grand Slam champion Alcaraz, aiming to add to his Wimbledon and US Open titles, will face either German Alexander Zverev or two-time runner-up Casper Ruud of Norway on Sunday."You have to find the joy in s...