Follow live: Zverev rallies, ties French Open final vs. Alcaraz

It will be Carlos Alcaraz vs. Alexander Zverev in the 2024 French Open men’s singles final on Sunday.

Alcaraz advanced after a five-set thriller in the first semifinal over Jannik Sinner, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Despite the loss, Sinner will ascent to the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings after the French Open. Meanwhile, the 21-year-old Spanish star will get a crack at the third leg of the career Grand Slam on Sunday, after having won Wimbledon in 2023 and the US Open in 2022.

Zverev finished off Casper Ruud in four sets, 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2 to move on to his first final at Roland-Garros. The 27-year-old German has reached at least the semifinal round every year since 2021.

This will be Zverev’s second appearance in a Grand Slam final after falling to Dominic Thiem in the 2020 U.S. Open final.

In an event that has been dominated by Rafael Nadal over the past two decades, this will be just the second time since Nadal’s first French Open win in 2005 that a member of the “Big 3” (Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer) won’t win the tournament. Stan Wawrinka won the French Open men’s singles title back in 2015.

Date: Sunday, June 9

Time: Not before 8:30 a.m. ET

Location: Roland Garros, Paris, FR

Court: Court Philippe-Chatrier

Round: Final

TV channel: NBC

Streaming: Peacock, Fubo, DirecTV, VPN

Live12 updates

  • Alcaraz is continuing to make unfortunate unforced errors against Zverev, and even though he’s got the lead in the third set, they’re costing him. He took a 5-2 lead with great energy and verve, but is now facing 5-4 after two very sloppy games.

    The next game is a must-win for Carlitos if he wants to maintain control of this match.

  • Alcaraz’s energy is back. While Zverev — who never misses an opportunity to complain to the chair umpire — complained to the chair umpire about something that was bothering him, Alcaraz found his game. He’s back on top AND called to his team for more pickle juice shots to stave off the dreaded cramps.

    Zverev 3 6 2

    Alcaraz 6 2 3

  • Alcaraz came out with a lot of energy in the third set, winning the first game, but he’s continuing to struggle with double faults. He finally did a big Carlitos yell when he won the third game, but he’s got a lot of work to do to if he wants to get past Zverev.

    Zverev 6 3 1

    Alcaraz 6 2 2

  • Zverev and Alcaraz are tied 1-1 after the second set. It feels like this is going to be a long one.

  • It’s rare that anyone can match Alcaraz shot-for-shot when he’s under pressure, but Zverev managed to do it.

    Alcaraz is in a dangerous position. He’s down two games and Zverev has found his momentum. He’s in danger of losing this set completely, and all anyone can think about is the cramps had against Novak Djokovic last year.

    Zverev 3 4

    Alcaraz 6 2

  • It hasn’t been a great few games for Carlitos. A handful of unforced errors and poor shot choices allowed Zverev to get a foothold, and now he’s in control in the second set.

    Zverev 3 3

    Alcaraz 6 2

  • Zverev and Alcaraz spent 10 minutes and 18 seconds litigating the first game of the second set. Alcaraz finally took it, but then Zverev managed to even it up with a gutsy performance in Game 2.

    Zverev 3 1

    Alcaraz 6 1

  • Carlos Alcaraz has won the first set 6-3 over Alexander Zverev. Alcaraz broke Zverev to end the set.

    Don’t cout Zverev out yet. He had an abysmal first set against Casper Ruud in the semifinals, but roared back to take the next three sets and win the match.

    That being said, Alcaraz looks pretty locked in right now.

  • Zverev hadn’t won a game since he took a 2-1 lead over Alcaraz, He was letting Alcaraz bully him around the court, but fought his way back from a 0-30 hole to prevent Alcaraz from taking a 5-2 lead.

    Alcaraz still leads 4-3 in the first set.

    There is one thing to consider when watching Zverev: He has spent nearly 20 hours on the court at Roland Garros. Alcaraz has spent far less time on the court winning his matches. Alcaraz has confidence and nothing to prove. Zverev is trying to win his very first major.

  • Zverev struggled early with double faults, but got his game back under control and actually took a one-game lead over Alcaraz — but of course Alcaraz took the lead right back.

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