Alcaraz edges out Sinner and Zverev beats Ruud to set up Roland Garros final

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  • Alcaraz recovers to defeat Sinner 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • Zverev beats Ruud and settles court case on same day

Carlos Alcaraz entered his first ATP challenger event in April 2019 aged just 15, still a long way from fulfilling his considerable talent. In the first round, Alcaraz, an unranked ­wildcard, was drawn against a 17-year-old named Jannik Sinner, ranked No 319. The pair battled across three intense sets before Alcaraz emerged with his first challenger win.

That fateful first meeting, played out to a tiny audience at ­Alcaraz’s academy in Villena, Spain, would mark the starting point of potentially the ­defining rivalry of the new generation. They met here as grand slam champions at a major tournament for the first time and, after a freezing cold start to a tension-filled contest, Alcaraz recovered from a set and a break down to reach his first Roland Garros final with a 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Sinner, the second seed.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
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