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Carlos Alcaraz won the French Open for the first time. © ANSA / MOHAMMED BADRA

International press reviews of the French Open

The 21-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz won the French Open for the first time. He defeated Alexander Zverev from Germany 6:3, 2:6, 5:7, 6:1, 6:2 in the final. This is what the international press writes.


World sports: “Heroic comeback from Alcaraz, the historic new champion of Roland Garros. “Carlos Alcaraz suffered like only a few times to fulfill one of his greatest childhood dreams.”

Sports: "Monumental! Alcaraz, champion of Roland Garros!”

Brand: “Carlos Alcaraz survives an epic final and is crowned the new king of Roland Garros. (...) The Spaniard signed a monologue for eternity with a fifth sentence to frame it.”

Ace: “Alcaraz dreamed and showed that dreams sometimes come true.”

The country: “Roland Garros crowns an irrepressible Alcaraz after his return against Zverev.”


Sports Gazette: Three out of three. Three finals and as many Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces, (...). Another win in the fifth set, just like in the semi-final against the Italian (Jannik Sinner), freshly at the top of the world rankings, but already at home to prepare for the match on grass.

Corriere dello Sport: “Carlos Alcaraz is the new king of Paris.”

The Republic: “The revolution is over, the tennis world is turned upside down. The thunderous onslaught of the young tennis players abruptly pushes Novak Djokovic to the bottom of the podium.”


The team: “Carlos Alcaraz expands his area of ​​expertise year after year. Two years ago he won the US Open 2022 on hard court, and a year ago on the grass at Wimbledon. Now the Spaniard won his third Grand Slam title on Sunday on the clay of Roland Garros.”

The Parisian: “After a heated first set, followed by two even more difficult rounds, Carlos Alcaraz ultimately turned the tide to win at Roland Garros for the first time at the age of 21. His record is extraordinary. The worthy heir.”

Le Figaro: “The king is gone, long live the king... Carlos Alcaraz, who has just celebrated his 21st birthday, becomes the eighth Spanish Roland Garros winner.”

Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz. © ANSA / MOHAMMED BADRA


Small newspaper: “Carlos Alcaraz wrestles Alex Zverev down after almost five hours. Carlos Alcaraz did it! The Spaniard defeated the German Alexander Zverev in the final of the French Open and won the title in Paris for the first time.”


Look: “Alcaraz crowns himself the new king of Paris. Hard court, grass – and now also on clay: Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest player to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces. He defeated Alexander Zverev in five sets in the French Open final. (...) The youngster, who has the letter “C” for “Cabeza”, “Corazon” and “Cojones” tattooed three times on his forearm, actually shows brains, heart and, well, balls in Paris. In the final he manages to find solutions in the crucial moments. Sometimes tactically clever, sometimes with a fine blade, sometimes with brute force.”

Daily indicator: “What a feat of will: Alcaraz is following in Nadal’s footsteps.”

Great Britain

Daily Mail: “It went back and forth (...), but Carlos Alcaraz fulfilled his childhood dream by winning the French Open. The brilliant 21-year-old beat Alexander Zverev in five pulsating sets of ups and downs to take his place among the proud Spaniards who have won this title.”

The Sun: “Carlos Alcaraz endured painful leg cramps as he fulfilled his childhood dream by winning the French Open. As the 14-time champion nears the end of his career, Parisians now have a new Spanish hero to worship on the red clay of Court Philippe-Chatrier.”

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