Novak Djokovic (No. 3-Serbia) and Kasper Lund (No. 4-Norway) will meet in the men’s singles final of the French Open Tennis (€49.6 million), the second major tournament of the season.
Djokovic defeated Carlos Alcaraz 메이저놀이터 (No. 1-Spain) 3-1 (6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1) in the men’s singles quarterfinals on day 13 of the tournament at Stade Roland Garros in Paris on Monday (Sept. 9).
Djokovic will attempt to regain his French Open supremacy for the first time since 2021.
A win here would make him the oldest French Open men’s singles champion in history and reclaim the world No. 1 ranking.
The current record for the oldest men’s singles winner at the tournament is 36 years and 2 days, achieved by Rafael Nadal (No. 15-Spain) last year.
Djokovic also reached his 34th career major singles final, tying the record held by Chris Evert (USA).
Alcaraz suffered a leg cramp early in the third set and was unable to return to his normal performance.
Despite the 16-year age difference between the two players – Djokovic was born in 1987 and Alcaraz in 2003 – Djokovic had the edge in physical strength.
In the next match, Rudd defeated Alexander Tsverev (27th-Germany) 3-0 (6-3 6-4 6-0).
It was Rood’s third career major final after winning the French Open and US Open last year.