"Victory belongs to the most opinionated," says the Roland-Garros maxim displayed above the Philippe-Chatrier court. It also belongs to the most regular, as evidenced by the semi-final between Casper Ruud and Alexander Zverev. The Norwegian did not force, content to take advantage of the multiple faults of the German to reach the final (6-3, 6-4, 6-0), where he will meet Novak Djokovic.

From the start, Alexandre Zverev had started badly his third consecutive semi-final at Porte d'Auteuil. From the start, he conceded a shutout on Casper Ruud's serve and then a break.

Zverev adrift

Logically, the Norwegian, 4th in the world, quickly won the first set by taking advantage of the many faults of "Sasha", in delicacy on his first balls. His forehands at the back of the court hurt the German, despite a late revolt (6-3).

Alexander Zverev seems to return to the ochre with better intentions in the second set. He is even close to making the break but "Sasha" scuttles three break balls (3-3).

Opposite, Casper Ruud is extremely solid in defense sending ball after ball and pushing Zverev to the foul. The second round also fell to him.

In the third set, the Norwegian made the break of entry, taking advantage of yet another foul by Zverev. Then a second. The German is adrift. Head down, without ideas, without opiniatresty, he has already accepted his defeat.

A year after having to face Rafael Nadal in the final of Roland-Garros, it is another legend that will face Casper Ruud. He is the last to be able to oppose a record 23rd Grand Slam title for Novak Djokovic.

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