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French Open 2024: Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :June 8, 2024 at 7:43 PM
Modified at :June 8, 2024 at 7:43 PM
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Mohammed Fazeel


Two first-time finalists face off in the 2024 French Open championship bout. 

On Friday afternoon at the French Open 2024, Carlos Alcaraz progressed to his first Roland Garros final, overcoming Italy’s Jannik Sinner in a thrilling semi-final: 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Both players struggled to find their rhythm in the opening sets of one of the season’s most anticipated matches.

With little to separate them, the World No. #3 stepped up his game, securing a crucial break of serve in the tenth game of the fourth set to level the match at 2-2, forcing a decisive fifth set. This victory marked Alcaraz’s third top-five win of the season, improving his head-to-head record against Sinner to 5-4.

On Sunday, Alcaraz will seek his third major title and aim to maintain a perfect 3-0 record in Grand Slam finals. He will face Alexander Zverev in the title clash. The Spaniard has previously won two Grand Slam titles: the 2022 US Open and the 2023 Wimbledon trophy.

At 21, Alcaraz is the second-youngest men’s singles finalist at Roland Garros since 2000, following Rafael Nadal, who reached his first three finals in Paris from 2005 to 2007 between the ages of 19 and 21.

Germany’s Zverev reached his first Roland Garros final on Friday in his fourth attempt, defeating Casper Ruud 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Ruud, a two-time finalist in Paris (2022, 2023), had previously bested Zverev in the semifinals last year.

Zverev had made three consecutive semifinal exits at Roland Garros from 2021 to 2023. However, this time, he overcame a sluggish start against the seventh-seeded Ruud to win in two hours and 35 minutes.

Zverev is chasing his first Grand Slam title in Sunday’s final. His only previous major final was the 2020 US Open, where he lost to Dominic Thiem in five sets.

Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz match details

Date: June 9, Sunday

Time: TBD 

Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris

Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz preview

Carlos Alcaraz encountered challenges early this season, losing to Nicolas Jarry in Argentina and retiring from his first-round match in Brazil against Thiago Monteiro after just two games. However, he regrouped to win in Indian Wells before sitting out the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters due to a right arm injury. His stay in Madrid was short-lived, ending in a quarterfinal loss to Andrey Rublev.

Alexander Zverev is on a 12-match winning streak and won his second ATP Masters trophy in Rome in May. This rematch of their Australian Open quarterfinal looks promising, especially on a surface both players favor – clay.

Both players have endured their share of extended matches in this year’s French Open. Zverev has played two five-setters, spending 8 hours and 30 minutes on the court for them, while Alcaraz has played one, the semifinal against Sinner, which lasted 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Zverev has joined Michael Stich as the only other German to reach the championship round at Roland Garros in the Open Era. Stich made the final in 1996.

Head-to-head records

Matches – 9

Alexander Zverev – 5

Carlos Alcaraz – 4

In the short span of 3 and half years, Zverev and Alcaraz have crossed paths on nine occasions on the ATP Tour. This includes their two meetings in the 2024 season, with both men equally sharing the spoils. Zverev overcame Alcaraz in the Australian Open quarterfinals, with the Spaniard returning the favor at the same stage of the Indian Wells Masters.

Where and how to watch the live streaming and TV broadcast of Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz, French Open 2024 final match in India?

Indian viewers can tune into the championship round of the 2024 French Open between Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz on the Sony Sports Network and its streaming service, SonyLiv.

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Prediction

The final weekend of the 2024 French Open is upon us, and the two players fighting to be the last man standing are Zverev and Alcaraz. It will be a closely fought tussle as the two men look to capture the second slam of the season. 

Carlos Alcaraz leads Alexander Zverev 2-1 on clay but trails 4-5 overall. Zverev is handy on clay and is 15-3 in the last three editions of the French Open. 

The German unleashed a barrage of 19 aces against Ruud in the semifinal, winning 48/56 (86%) of first-serve points. His service performance against the Norwegian could make the difference in a tightly contested final.

Alcaraz overcame a sloppy start to overcome Sinner in his semifinal match, a win that will leave him confident heading into Sunday’s final. Despite letting loose plenty of unforced errors, the Spaniard’s 65 winners appear to have won him the day. 

Zverev is comfortable keeping the points short, having won most of his points in the semifinal that way. If Zverev can keep the big serves coming besides keeping the rallies short, he could very well take home his first Grand Slam title. If the German can summon the same intensity from the Australian Open face-off against Alcaraz, it won’t be an easy outing for the Spaniard.  

Result: Alexander Zverev to win in five sets.

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