Why tennis pundit is not sure about Alcaraz’ condition and chances for the French Open title

Carlos Alcaraz reaches French Open finals despite doubts about his form, with concerns raised by former pro Paul McNamee.

Why Tennis Pundit Is Not Sure About Alcaraz' Condition And Chances For The French Open Title
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Carlos Alcaraz has made a remarkable entry into the finals of Roland Garros for the first time. Despite coming off a recent injury, the Spaniard has showcased true grit and managed to overcome his opponent against the odds. With just one step separating him from his third Grand Slam title, Alcaraz stands on the brink of a significant achievement.

However, former Australian pro Paul McNamee has cast doubt on Alcaraz’s chances of securing the title. McNamee, a former ATP player, recently expressed his concerns about Alcaraz’s current form and ongoing issues. He suggested that while Alcaraz won his recent match, his performance levels were not on par with those from the previous year. “Look Alcaraz won the match, but it was not a particularly high standard…. nothing like the level he displayed all RG last year, until he got cramps v Djokovic. Something is amiss, maybe the arm? He has 2 days to sort out his forehand, which was the King forehand of right-handers,” McNamee tweeted.

McNamee pointed to Alcaraz’s forearm as a potential issue, describing it as the ‘king forehand of right-handers.’ He implied that Alcaraz has only two days to address and rectify any problems with his forehand to be in top form for the final.

Despite these concerns, Alcaraz remains focused and determined. After his victory over Jannik Sinner, who was recently crowned the world number one, Alcaraz took a moment to acknowledge his opponent. The Spaniard will now look to make the most of the remaining days to fully recover and prepare for his shot at the third Grand Slam title.

Alcaraz’s journey to the finals has been impressive, but whether he can overcome his current form issues and claim the French Open title remains to be seen. His determination and ability to rise to the occasion will be crucial as he steps onto the court for the final match.

Alcaraz at the French Open, ranking, and results in 2024

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2024 Highlights

At the moment ranked no.3, the Spaniard has managed to achieve a compiled 24-5 match record in 2024. The Spaniard is now competing at the French Open where he managed to beat the world no.107 Jeff Wolf 6-1 6-2 6-1, the world no.176 Jesper De Jong 6-3 6-4 2-6 6-2, the world no.28 Sebastian Korda 6-4 7-65 6-3, the world no.21 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 6-3 6-1, the world no.9 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-63 6-4 and the world no.2 Jannik Sinner 2-6 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Carlos Alcaraz will square off with the world no.4 Alexander Zverev in the final on Sunday at 2:30 pm on Court PHILIPPE-CHATRIER. Their actual record is 7-4 for Zverev.

The Spaniard clinched 1 title in 2024 in Indian Wells.

Alcaraz won 14 titles in his career: 4 on hard courts, 7 on clay courts, 1 on indoor courts and 2 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

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