Alcaraz, Zverev pull off French Open escapes as Nadal, Djokovic cruise

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Thu, 2022-05-26 01:46

PARIS: Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz and third seed Alexander Zverev both saved a match point in five-set French Open thrillers, while 13-time winner Rafael Nadal and reigning champion Novak Djokovic eased into the third round Wednesday.

Alcaraz, widely tipped as a title contender, rallied from the brink to defeat compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 5-7, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 after four hours and 34 minutes.

β€œI feel tired,” said Alcaraz. β€œIt was a great battle, a great match and we fought until the last point.”

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