This is the first time such an incident has happened in 20 years at the French Open


Time doesn’t stand still for anyone. At one time, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal shook the tennis court with power. Novak Djokovic claimed the reigns and crowns of the tennis court watching them. But the time has come for the new ones to claim that kingdom, kingdom and crown.

Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev will meet in this year’s final of the French Open. These two stars will face each other in the Roland Garros title fight on Sunday.

However, those who are used to watching the French Open final regularly at Roland Garros, this time’s final should taste a little different. Because, after 20 years, this is the first time they are going to witness a different taste.

Any one of the three big stars (Big Three) who rule the tennis world, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have been represented in the French Open final for the past 20 years. The last French Open final without one of these three was in 2004. Two Argentinian tennis players, Gaston Gaudio and Guillerme Correa, faced each other. Gaudí also became the champion of service.

From the following years until 2023, either Federer, Nadal or Novak Djokovic was a side in the final. Sometimes the two of them were opponents in the final. This is the first time after 20 years that the final of the French Open is going to be held without any of the three big stars.

Roger Federer has already retired. Although Nadal returned from injury, he left after losing the first match of this year’s French Open. Novak Djokovic could not play the quarter finals. Joker withdrew his name due to a side strain. That’s why basically none of the Big Three is in the Roland Garros final.

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