Novak Djokovic becomes a 19-time Grand Slam champion, wins the French Open by defeating Tsitsipas

It ends in heartbreak for Stefano Tsitsipas, the first Greek player who reached the Grand Slam singles final.

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The only man in history who defeated Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros at the semi-final, Novak Djokovic wins the French Open for the second time in Paris becoming a 19-time Grand Slam champion defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 at the Roland Garros tournament.

Djokovic is the first men’s player to win the four majors twice in the Open Era. From being two sets down to fight back fifth seed Greek Tsitsipas, world number one made sure that his efforts in beating 13 times Roland Garros champion Spaniard Nadal in the semis didn’t go in vain. He came back in the third set and then in the fourth leading 2-1. The decider went in favour of the Serbian to let him create history with 19 Slam titles and the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice. He is now one major away to equalise the record of 20, held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

“It was an electric atmosphere. It’s not so easy to win the title against great player. It’s like a dream. It was difficult for three days, physically as well as mentally”, said Djokovic after the four hours and 11 minutes game.

He now has 84 career titles in total.

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