Roger Federer has admitted that his battles with a knee problem forced him to call time on a historic career that earned him a reputation as one of the most elegant players the game has ever seen.
Roger Federer, who is regarded by many as the greatest male player to wield a tennis racket, says he will retire after next week's Laver Cup in London.
Alcaraz, the first teenager to claim the top ranking, is the youngest Grand Slam men's champion since Rafael Nadal at the 2005 French Open after a performance which yielded 55 winners and 14 aces.
World number one Iga Swiatek downs Tunisia's Ons Jabeur 6-2 7-6(5) to claim her maiden trophy at Flushing Meadows and third Grand Slam title.
The Spaniard had plenty in the tank in his match against Frances Tiafoe, sprinting to drop shots, pounding forehands and coolly holding serve in the tense fifth set.
Fifth seed Ons Jabeur dominates semi-final against Caroline Garcia, winning 6-1, 6-3 in just 1hr 6min. In another semi-final, No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek beats No. 6 Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
"I can't believe it. He is definitely one of the greatest of all time," said Frances Tiafoe after beating 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal.
While Nadal trains in New York, career-long rival Djokovic will remain in Europe after finally giving up hope of a last-minute change of Covid policy by the US authorities.
Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam champion, will play Nick Kyrgios for a place in Sunday's final.
Djokovic was deported from Melbourne in January due to his refusal to be vaccinated, forcing him to abandon his quest for the 10th Australian Open title.
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, 36, beat world Number 8 Casper Ruud from Norway 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final held at Paris' Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Poland's Iga Swiatek continued her march towards a second French Open title in three years when she demolished Russian Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1 to reach the final.
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