French Open 2024 LIVE: Alcaraz, Sinner, Ruud, Zverev - scores, radio and live text (2024)

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Emily Salley, Jess Anderson and Charlotte Coates

  1. Postpublished at 21:27 7 June

    21:27 7 June

    French Open 2024 LIVE: Alcaraz, Sinner, Ruud, Zverev - scores, radio and live text (1)Image source, Getty Images

    Alexander Zverev will head into Sunday's final with the knowledge he can see off Carlos Alcaraz at Roland Garros.

    Why? Because he's done it before.

    The German fourth seed triumphed in four sets against Alcaraz back in 2022.

    However, the Spaniard has won two Grand Slam titles since then, while Zverev is still searching for his first.

  2. Your 2024 men's singles finalists...published at 21:25 7 June

    21:25 7 June

    French Open 2024 LIVE: Alcaraz, Sinner, Ruud, Zverev - scores, radio and live text (2)Image source, Getty Images

    French Open 2024 LIVE: Alcaraz, Sinner, Ruud, Zverev - scores, radio and live text (3)Image source, Getty Images

  3. 'I was too much of a kid to win my first Grand Slam'published at 21:22 7 June

    21:22 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    French Open finalist Alexander Zverev speaking about his US Open final defeat in 2020: "I was two sets up and a break up. I was not ready to win my first Grand Slam final. I was too much of a kid still. I'm 27 now, I'm getting older. If not now, then when.

    "I've been on tour for 11 years. I'm still enjoying the game and trying to improve. I'm in my first Roland Garros final and hopefully I can win my first Grand Slam."

  4. 'I've got so much history on this court'published at 21:20 7 June

    21:20 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    French Open finalist Alexander Zverev, speaking on court: "I can't describe the feelings. I'm extremely happy, I've got so much history on this court. I've got some of the best and worst memories on this court. I'm in the final after my fourth semi-final and I'm going to give it my all on Sunday.

    "If I waited, you saw how quickly the first set went away. Casper is too good a player to wait. I knew I had to be aggressive to take it to him. The balls went in and I'm happy to be in the final."

    On Casper Ruud: "Look, I thought the first two sets were very high level, then end of the third I saw he started to move slower. His shots were still the same. If I was more passive then he would've won the match. Credit to him for finishing the match. Great champion and a great person."

  5. Postpublished at 21:18 7 June

    21:18 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    A disappointing evening for Casper Ruud, who very clearly wasn't able to compete at his best tonight.

    It's another near miss for the 25-year-old, who was runner-up in the last two years at Roland Garros.

    He'll be back.

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  6. Postpublished at 21:15 7 June

    21:15 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    Alexander Zverev is just the second German player in the Open era to reach the men’s singles final at Roland Garros after Michael Stich in 1996.

    French Open 2024 LIVE: Alcaraz, Sinner, Ruud, Zverev - scores, radio and live text (5)Image source, Getty Images

  7. Postpublished at 21:11 7 June

    21:11 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    'I've got so much history on this court," says Alexander Zverev.

    Not all of it good.

    But this is a moment to remember for the German fourth seed.

  8. Postpublished at 21:10 7 June

    21:10 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    David Law
    Commentator on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds

    Not the way that Zverev would have wanted to win this against a Casper Ruud who was clearly unwell in this match. Ultimately, you can only play the man in front of you.

  9. Game, set and matchpublished at 21:08 7 June

    21:08 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-6 Zverev

    What a way to end it!

    Alexander Zverev holds his racquet in the air after firing a down a brutal ace.

    After three semi-final defeats at Roland Garros, the German can now call himself a French Open finalist.

  10. Postpublished at 21:06 7 June

    21:06 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-5 Zverev*

    Relentless serving from Alexander Zverev.

    Two points away.

  11. Postpublished at 21:05 7 June

    21:05 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-5 Zverev*

    Russell Fuller
    Tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

    Casper Ruud has hung in as much as he could because it's the professional thing to do but the double break should prove decisive.

  12. Postpublished at 21:05 7 June

    21:05 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-5 Zverev*

    There's an 'ooh' from the crowd, who think Alexander Zverev has somehow got his return on a fiery Casper Ruud forehand back in the court.

    He hasn't. 0-15.

  13. Zverev serving for the matchpublished at 21:04 7 June

    21:04 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-5 Zverev*

    After so many near misses at Roland Garros, is it fourth time lucky for Alexander Zverev?

    Let's see how the nerves fare here.

  14. Postpublished at 21:03 7 June

    21:03 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-5 Zverev*

    Annabel Croft
    Former British number one on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra

    I had high hopes for a really terrific contest and I thought Casper Ruud would win. What a nightmare for him. It just shows how hard these Grand Slams are.

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  15. Postpublished at 21:03 7 June

    21:03 7 June

    Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-5 Zverev*

    He gets it! Alexander Zverev will serve for the match and a place in the final.

  16. Zverev break pointpublished at 21:02 7 June

    21:02 7 June

    *Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-4 Zverev

    Wow. Alexander Zverev gets out wide to receive Casper Ruud's serve and he somehow directs it around the net and into the back of the court.

    And now, the German has a break point.

  17. Postpublished at 21:01 7 June

    21:01 7 June

    *Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-4 Zverev

    David Law
    Commentator on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds

    Ruud certainly does still pack a punch with that forehand and he's serving well.

  18. Postpublished at 21:01 7 June

    21:01 7 June

    *Ruud 6-2 2-6 4-6 2-4 Zverev

    Casper Ruud seems to have a bit of energy back, but his serving is still well below par by his standards.

    He think he's opened up a 30-0 lead with a fizzing forehand but it's challenged by Alexander Zverev and the mark doesn't lie.

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