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Tuesday June 18, 2024

Rafael Nadal congratulates Carlos Alcaraz on winning French Open

Alcaraz broke Nadal's record by becoming youngest men’s player to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces

By Web Desk
June 11, 2024
 
Carlos Alcaraz shatters every record and rewrites history. — Tennis World USA/File
Carlos Alcaraz shatters every record and rewrites history. — Tennis World USA/File

Carlos Alcaraz has etched his name besides the greats of tennis after becoming the youngest men’s player to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces, including hard court, clay, and grass, Hola reported.

The 21-year-old also became the first Spaniard to win the French Open since Rafael Nadal won in 2022.

Nadal, who is highly regarded as the "King of Clay", wrote a congratulatory message on social media shortly after Alcaraz played his winning point, calling the victory "immense."

Previously, Nadal held the record for being the youngest to win the Australian Open title at the age of 22, however now this record has been shattered by Alcaraz.

Alcaraz has won his first French Open title after defeating Alexander Zverev with sets of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, and 6-2 at the Philippe Chatrier Court in Paris on Sunday, June 9.

Alcaraz has now won three of four tennis’ biggest events, the 2022 US Open and Wimbledon in 2023 and now the Roland Garros at the magestic Philippe Chartier in Paris.

In addition to Nadal, the Spanish Royal Family congratulated Alcaraz. They wrote, “This is just the first. Many more will come."