A glance at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2022: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros on the outskirts of Paris SCHEDULE Play begins Sunday at the only 15-day Grand Slam tournament (the others last exactly two weeks).
Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek. As the great and the good assemble in Paris and put the finishing touches to their preparations, all eyes are upon the duo who, aged just 19 and 20 respectively, have illuminated the tennis tour for much of this year.
But the most coveted mark of tennis glory, a grand-slam title ... He has been usurped by a fellow Spaniard, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz. Long considered a hot prospect, Mr Alcaraz has come of age this year, winning 28 of his 31 matches.
Carlos Alcaraz. That's the one name you need to know going into the French Open. Alcaraz, who turned 19 on May 5, has won four titles on the ATP tour, more than anyone else this year. But it's his most recent title at the Madrid Open that made every head turn.