Novak Djokovic beats Carlos Alcaraz, reaches French Open final - ESPN
PARIS -- Novak Djokovic used every bit of his experience, relentlessness and fitness to beat a cramping Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 at the French Open on Friday and move one win away from a record 23rd Grand Slam title.
The No. 1-ranked Alcaraz produced one particularly brilliant shot -- one that went viral within minutes and could be talked about for years -- en route to claiming the second set of what, at the time, was a closely contested and thrilling showdown.
But in the end, this highly anticipated matchup was as anti-climatic as can be.