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Former World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz stormed into the final of the French Open 2024 after beating Jannik Sinner on Friday, June 7. The 21-year-old registered a stunning 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over the newly crowned World No. 1 Sinner to cruise into the final of the clay court tournament.

The Spaniard, who produced his best game to end Sinner’s dream run in a five-set thriller also became the youngest to reach the final of a Grand Slam on all three surfaces. The youngster broke legend Andre Agassi’s record when he reached the Wimbledon final in 1992. 

While this will be Alcaraz’s first final appearance at the French Open 2024, he previously won the Wimbledon in 2023 and the US Open in 2022 to achieve this major feat. 

Toughest matches I have played in my career: Carlos Alcaraz after win over Sinner

The 21-year-old opened up after his fighting victory over the Italian. The Spainard also added that some of his most hard-fought matches have come against Sinner and wishes to play many more in the years to come. “You have to find a way to enjoy when you are suffering. Suffering is even more on clay, in Roland Garros,” Alcaraz said. “You play long rallies, five sets, you have to fight. As I told my team many times, you have to enjoy suffering,” he added after his thrilling victory over Sinner. 

“The toughest matches I have played in my career are against Jannik. I hope to play many more matches like this against him. I learnt from last years’ match against Djokovic, in these moments, you have to keep calm, stay there fighting,” he added. 

The 21-year-old will next face the winner of Casper Ruud vs Alexander Zverev at the Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday, June 9.