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Casper Ruud v Alexander Zverev: French Open men’s semi-final – live | French Open

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Let’s have some reaction to Alacaraz’ cramps, Nick Kyrgios has tweeted:

Feel for Alcaraz. Just a big learning process, pretty sure every tennis player goes through this feeling. Cramping due to nervous energy and the anxiety of playing a match with this magnitude. He will learn how to deal with this in the future for sure. Then we should be scared🫣

— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) June 9, 2023

The coin toss has happened, Zverev won and chose to receive first. This semi-final will be underway shortly after the players have warmed up!

Here come the players! Zverev is first out, the cheer is loud despite a lot of fans popping out in between these semis. Ruud then makes his way to court, looking in the zone!

Andy Murray is through to the Surbiton semi-finals but he had to comeback against Jason Kubler to win 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Not half bad is he?

Ruud and Zverev will be out on the court imminently! Who do we think is going to win this one? It’s tricky as both of the players are getting better with each game in this tournament.

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Djokovic has now reached his seventh French Open final! He has two titles already under his belt, if he gets a third he will break the record for the most grand slams for a men’s player. The win would take him to 23 – he would stand above Rafael Nadal who holds the same amount as Djokovic does at 22.

You can get some reaction from Djokovic v Alcaraz here, including details on Alcaraz’ cramp which was a momentum shift:


Hello and welcome to the second French Open men’s singles semi-final! Norwegian Casper Ruud and German Alexander Zverev will compete for a spot in the final where they will face Novak Djokovic. The 22-time slam winner defeated Carlos Alcaraz earlier today 6-3, 5-7, 6-1. 6-1.

Ruud dominated Holger Rune in the quarter-final but it was an equally impressive outing for Zverev in the last eight against Tomás Martin Etcheverry. It should be a close encounter between the pair so make sure you have your snacks and drinks at the ready – we could be in for a long one!

Zverev is looking for redemption from last year’s Roland Garros after he was forced to withdraw to injury in his semi-final against Rafael Nadal. The German has said: “Roland-Garros was definitely a tournament that I marked on my calendar this year.

“I’m extremely happy with how things are going, but the tournament is not over yet. There are still potentially two very, very difficult matches ahead, and I’m looking forward to that.”

The semi-final is going to get underway in 15 minutes or so, stay tuned!


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