….so the great quest for the youngest multiple slam winner ends. In fact Zverev let the kid back in the game several times as his scar tissue and the Parisian crowd made things interesting.
Nadal won the French at his first try at the age of 19.
There is an assumption out there Alcatraz is going to get better. But Michael Chang won the French at 17 years and 4 months. And that was probably his peak. It’s not clear what Alcatraz is going to improve. He is a very good clay courter with a great drop shot. The French will always be his best opportunity ….perhaps even more so that other clay specialists…..because hard courts take away the potency of the drop shot.
The kid is impressively competitive and well behaved. But that doesn’t make you a 20 major winner.