Carlos Alcaraz sheds tears of frustration, not joy, after French Open 2024 win

Thursday, 13 June 2024 at 11:25
Spain’s young tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz has revealed that he cried out of frustration after winning the French Open 2024.
The 21-year-old is already regarded as one of the most highly-rated players currently playing men’s tennis in the singles category, along with Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
Alcaraz recently won his first title at the Roland Garros after beating Germany’s Alexander Zverev in a five-set thrilling final with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
The current world number, while talking to Spanish daily Marca as quoted by Daily Express, stated that his tears after the triumph were more out of frustration than happiness. “I tend to cry more out of frustration than out of happiness,” he said.
Alcaraz further revealed that most of his frustration after the fans was due to his concern about his forearm. He suffered an injury just before the French Open, which ruled him out of the Barcelona Open and the Rome Masters.
“I don't cry a lot and with the topic of the last injury I have cried a couple of times when I had to miss tournaments that I was very excited about,” he said. “Mentally it was anguish because I use my right forearm for everything and I exert a lot of speed, a lot of strength in each hit and the forearm suffers a lot. It is an area in which I was very worried thinking that I was not going to recover.”
Carlos Alcaraz defeated Germany's Alexander Zverev in the final to lift the French Open 2024. 
It was Alcaraz’s second title in 2024. Before the French Open, the 21-year-old lifted the title at the Indian Wells after beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final with a score of 7-6, 6-1.
Overall, Alcaraz’s triumph in Paris was his third major title in his professional career, an incredible feat, to say the least, considering he is just 21.
His first major title was the US Open in 2022 when he defeated Norway’s Casper Ruud in the final with a score of 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3. In 2023, Alcaraz also lifted the Wimbledon title after beating Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic in the final with a score of 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6, 6–4.

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