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French Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in 5 units to say his nineteenth Grand Slam title | Tennis Information

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Novak Djokovic turns into first man within the Open Period to win all 4 Grand Slam titles twice after the Serb battles again from two units right down to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s French Open ultimate; he now has an opportunity of successful a golden Slam with Wimbledon, the Olympics and US Open to come back

Final Up to date: 13/06/21 8:42pm

Novak Djokovic turned around a two-set deficit to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open men singles final

Novak Djokovic circled a two-set deficit to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas within the French Open males singles ultimate

Novak Djokovic staged one other trademark comeback as he claimed his second French Open title and nineteenth Grand Slam total with a five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The world No 1 as soon as once more confirmed his distinctive powers of restoration to defeat Greek star Tsitsipas 6-7 (6-8) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 to shut to inside one single title of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Tsitsipas saved a set level to win a compelling opener on a tie-break and cruising in the direction of the title when he comfortably took the second, however Djokovic confirmed as soon as once more why he can by no means be written off, prepared himself to a different Grand Slam victory.

Djokovic stated: “The ambiance was superb just a few days in the past towards Rafa and in the present day towards Stefanos. Unforgettable matches, unforgettable moments for me, for my profession, for my life. I will positively bear in mind this final 48 hours for the remainder of my life.”

Tsitsipas gained a seesaw opener after the Greek star gained eight out of 9 factors in denying Djokovic the prospect the serve out the set at 6-5 earlier than sealing a dramatic tie-breaker underneath clear blue skies in Paris.

Djokovic’s excursions coming off an epic semi-final victory towards outdated foe Nadal seemed to be taking its toll on him because the fifth seed, enjoying in his very first Grand Slam ultimate, appeared to indicate no indicators of nerves in working away with the second set.

The Serb’s again was up towards the wall, however enjoying in his twenty ninth Grand Slam ultimate, he responded in typical vogue by claiming a marathon 11-minute fourth sport to interrupt Tsitsipas’ resistance, making simply 4 unforced errors en path to sealing the set.

Tsitsipas took a medical timeout for a hip damage earlier than the beginning of the fourth and he was instantly damaged as 34-year-old Djokovic took over proceedings on Court docket Philippe Chatrier.

An audacious drop shot handed Djokovic a double-break and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the highest seed raced by the set to ship the ultimate right into a decider.

Djokovic vs Tsitsipas: Match Stats

Djokovic Match Stats Tsitsipas
5 Aces 14
3 Double Faults 4
78% 1st serve win share 67%
53% 2nd serve win share 50%
5/16 Break factors gained 3/8
56 Complete winners 61
41 Unforced errors 44
164 Complete factors gained 147

Tsitsipas, who gained the most important title of his profession in London when he claimed the year-end ATP Finals in 2019, appeared hampered on his backhand facet as Djokovic broke for an early 2-1 lead.

He had one hand on La Coupe des Mousquetaires when he held for 5-3, however regardless of working on fumes, Tsitsipas nonetheless had sufficient within the tank to make Djokovic serve it out.

Underneath a crescendo of noise Djokovic did what he does finest and play some clutch tennis to win the Roland Garros title along with his second championship level after 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Tsitsipas felt Djokovic got here again a really totally different participant after he took a rest room break when falling two units down.

“What I realized is that it doesn’t matter what, to ensure that the match to be completed, it’s a must to win three units and never two. Two units does not actually imply something. It is nonetheless one away from successful the whole match,” stated the 22-year-old from Athens.

“I do not assume I modified a lot, I simply saved the identical tempo. I saved the issues that have been working for me. He left the court docket after two units to like down, and he got here again to me like a special participant all of a sudden. I do not know. I do not know. He performed very well. He gave me no area.

“Regardless of my loss in the present day, I place confidence in my sport. I very a lot imagine I can get to that time very quickly (successful a Grand Slam). I used to be shut in the present day.”

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