French Open 2024 Champions and India's Rising Stars

The French Open 2024 is over, and it was an extremely memorable one for a number of reasons. In this year's Roland Garros, while the world celebrated, champions were being crowned every day, it was also a different story for India's young champions: making their presence felt on the red clay courts.

The Rise of the Prodigy Carlos Alcaraz

The success of Carlos Alcaraz in the French Open is just a showcase of what a great talent with extraordinary determination he is. In so doing, the 21-year-old Alcaraz is the youngest player in tennis history to have won all four Grand Slam titles on three distinct playing surfaces. In the final, he stared down defeat in the face in his five-set win against Alexander Zverev.

So how did Alcaraz reach this historic pinnacle, which further bolsters his Grand Slam legacy after his sole US Open and Wimbledon titles in 2022 and 2023, respectively? While he remains injury-free and adjusts to any surface thrown at him, he will continue to fend off even the toughest of challengers, thus establishing himself as a rare breed of talent that some in the industry expect could dominate the game for years on end.
photo: French Open 2024 Men's singles  Carlos Alcaraz

Iga Swiatek: Dominance defined

The women's singles was comfortably won by the unstoppable Iga Swiatek, once again without losing a set on her way to the title. She won her last match against Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1. Swiatek's play was brilliant all tournament long, and she showed why she's one of the best players in women's tennis.
photo: French Open 2024 Women's singles Winner Iga Swiatek

The Men to Beat in Budapest: Marcelo Arevalo-Gonzalez and Mate Pavic

In the men's doubles, Marcelo Arevalo-Gonzalez and Mate Pavic defeated Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori with a 7-5, 6-3 showing on the court. The road to their victory required them to compete in numerous grueling matches, and their ability to play as a single entity and understand strategy justifies their title.
photo: French open 2024 Men's doubles winners Marcelo Arevalo & Mate Pavic

One-Two Punch:

The combination of Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova was too powerful in the women's doubles. The Stanimals lost their final encounter of 2019 when they were defeated by Paolini and Sara Errani in a 7-6, 6-3 championship. Their win speaks volumes about both their effort and their ability to coexist on the floor.
photo: French open Women's Doubles Winners Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova

Winner, mixed doubles: Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Laura Siegemund

The mixed doubles champions, Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Laura Siegemund, teamed up strongly to come out winners against Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski, winning 6-4, 7-5 in the final. They won a lot of tight games, and key performances kept them on course throughout the tournament.
photo:French Open Mixed doubles winners  Laura Siegemund & Edouard Roger-Vasselin french 

The journey of Roland Garros: India's pride

The French Open had representation at various levels of the game by players from India; the French Open 2024 was thus an important event for Indian tennis.

In the process, Sumit Nagal, entered the record books as he became the only Indian in the last five years to participate in the men's singles at Roland Garros. While his campaign ended in a first-round defeat at the hands of Russia's Karen Khachanov, his run was a proud moment for Indian tennis.

photo:Sumit Nagal

Rohan Bopanna, who has played a grand number of years on tour, showed experience and skill in the men's doubles. The second-seeded pair were one of the favourites, and Bopanna, the World No. 4 in doubles, showed why. It was also a notable appearance by Yuki Bhambri, as he partnered with Frances Albano Olivetti. Bhambri is also making a name as an emerging rival on the ATP men's circuit, with a career-best ranking in doubles.

photo:  french open 2024 Rohan Bopanna

For more, read: Upsets Reign At French Open: Bopanna Shines, Djokovic Out, Teen Andreeva Stuns Sabalenka

Wrap-up: A historic tournament

In the end, when we think about the winners of the French Open 2024, we will also think of the hearts of all of us players! Whether it be the record-breaking achievements of Alcaraz or the inspirational performances of the Indian athletes, Roland Garros this year has been an ode to the beautiful game.

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