TENNIS

French Open: Alcaraz Grinds Down Zverev To Win Maiden Title

Carlos Alcaraz outlasted German Alexander Zverev to win a Maiden French Open and become the youngest man to capture Grand Slam Titles on all three surfaces with a victory in a nail-biting final.

The Spaniard added a third Grand Slam Title to his 2022 U.S. OPEN and 2023 Wimbledon Triumphs.

While the 21-year-old has won all of his three major finals, this defeat prolonged Zverev's frustration at Grand Slams, with the German still chasing a first title despite reaching the last four eight times.

In the first men's Roland Garros final not featuring any member of the big three - Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer - in two decades, Alcaraz and Zverev failed to impress, their lack of consistency making for a disappointing display.

Alcaraz often looked like he had got the upper hand, only to let it slip several times but he ultimately rose to the occasion against an increasingly frustrated Zverev.