Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas in 2021 French Open originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
No. 1 tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, rallied from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling French Open final on Sunday.
With the 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win, Djokovic claimed his 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in the Open Era (since 1968) to win all four majors twice. Djokovic and Tsitsipas took the French Open final to a fifth set for the first time since 2004 in an exhausting match that lasted more than four hours.
After knocking out 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals on Friday and winning the final, Djokovic now is within one on the list of all-time men’s singles Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic heads to Wimbledon later this month with a chance to tie Roger Federer and Nadal for the lead at 20 apiece.