Two High Seeds Need Five-Set Thrillers to Win at French Open

Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz saved match points in the men’s singles tournament before turning things around.

PARIS — The thrills were separated only by a short stroll through the formal gardens at the French Open on Wednesday.

First, Alexander Zverev saved a match point and won in five sets on the main Philippe Chatrier Court. Then, Carlos Alcaraz did the very same thing on Simonne Mathieu Court, covering the red clay like few men have ever covered it at Roland Garros as he sprinted into the corners and seemingly beyond.

The fresh-look French Open, revamped to the point that old hands could use a guided tour to avoid running into a

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