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French Open 2024: Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner renew feisty rivalry hoping to give a taste of tennis’s future

This week at the French Open, for just the third time in 20 years, none of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic got through to the quarterfinal of a Major.The triumvirate have loomed so large over men’s tennis that tracking their progress, and any potential face offs, through to the final stages of Grand Slam tournaments had become a habit. But with Federer out, Nadal’s long, drawn-out attempts of another miracle in Paris crushed in the very first round, and Djokovic’s problems with his form compounding with a latest injury setback, curtains for the era they defined seem like they have all but come down. Succession plans, however, often have a way of falling in place on their own. On Friday, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will take each other on for a place in the final at ...