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Carlos Alcaraz clinches French Open title to maintain perfect major finals record

Spain's Carlos Alcaraz won his first French Open title, beating Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 in Sunday's final.

The world number three has now won three Grand Slams after his Wimbledon title last year and his US Open triumph in 2022, and he has a perfect record in major finals.

The 21-year-old battled cramps to recover and win a gripping contest after four hours and 19 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Alcaraz has now has eclipsed compatriot Rafael Nadal to become the youngest man to collect major championships on three different surfaces. Nadal was about a year and a half older when he did it.

The Spaniard said: "I want to congratulate [Zverev] for a great beginning to his year, he played a great tournament, it's unbelievable the level you are playing at, unbelievable the level of work you are putting in every day.

"I am really graetful to have the team that I have. I know that everyone in my team is giving everything they have to help me improve as a player.

"It is amazing to have my family here today. I used to watch this tournament on TV at home, now I am here lifting the trophy in front of all of you. So thank you to everyone."

Alcaraz shrugged off an early break and blazed through the first set, which he finished with a big forehand winner, but he allowed Zverev to turn the tide and level the match as his unforced errors crept up.

The moment Carlos Alcaraz won his first Roland-Garros title

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