World No.1 Novak Djokovic clinched his second French open Men’s Singles title after beating world No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the five-sets battle at Roland-Garros last night.
Fighting back from two sets down, the 34-year-old Serb has won the match 6-7 (6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 against 22-year old Tsitsipas to claim his 19th Grand Slam title. He is now one short of the men’s 20 Grand Slam titles record of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
The Serbian world number one increased his Grand Slam tally to 19 titles, and is now one adrift of the men’s record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic has also become the first man in the Open era, and third overall, to win all four Majors at least twice.
Djokovic reached his sixth French Open final after ending Nadal’s four-year reign last Friday while Tsitsipas edged past Alexander Zverev, becoming the first Greek player to reach in the Grand Slam final.
Czech Barbora Krejcikova completed a singles-doubles title sweep at the tournament yesterday when she lifted the women’s doubles trophy with compatriot Katerina Siniakova, beating Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-2. Krejcikova became the first player to win both the women’s singles and doubles title in Paris since French woman Mary Pierce completed the feat in 2000.
On Saturday, in the Women’s singles final, unseeded Krejcikova beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win her maiden grand slam.