French Open 2024: Alexander Zverev ends Casper Ruud's dream run to set up his final showdown vs Carlos Alcaraz

Tennis star Alexander Zverev has finally made it to the Roland Garros final, as the German-born star defeated Casper Ruud in the semi-final thriller and has set up his final clash with Carlos Alcaraz.

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Tennis star Alexander Zverev has finally made it to the Roland Garros final, as the German-born star defeated Casper Ruud in the semi-final thriller and set up his final clash with Carlos Alcaraz. The 21-year-old Alcaraz defeated Jannik Sinner in the fifth and decider, set to win another semi-final clash. Notably, the world number four Zverev had a shaky start as he lost the opening set, but he clinched the rest three sets to get the great win.

Meanwhile, Zverev has set his eyes on winning the final showdown against Carlos Alcaraz.  The fourth seed feels that Casper Ruud played a fantastic game in the epic semi-final and was given a tight fight and an early scare after winning the first set. The German-born star aims to win his Grand Slam.

"If you're in the final of Roland Garros, you deserve to be there. That goes for him, as well. He played a fantastic match today. Played a fantastic tournament in general, I think. I'm expecting a very difficult match. I was not ready then to win my first Grand Slam final. I'm definitely not a kid any more, I'm a little older. If not now, then when?," Zverev said.

He's a great champion and definitely, and he's going to be back: Casper Ruud

On the other hand, Casper Ruud revealed that he failed to perform in the game with high intensity, which made him lose the game. However, the seventh seed hailed Zverev for fighting till the last set, which helped him get into the finals in the marquee event. Ruud has backed Zverev to edge out Carlos in the final game.

"I wasn't able to play with the kind of tennis I like to play with intensity because I was kind of limited with my stomach. I don't want to make an excuse or excuses, but it's frustrating and disappointing. Credit to him to play until the end and fight until the end. He's a great champion and person and definitely he's going to be back," Casper Ruud said.

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