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Djokovic wins French Open, 19th Grand Slam title

 World No. 1 Novak Djokovic lifted his second Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy, also his 19th Grand Slam triumph by taking down Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the Roland Garros final on Sunday.

 

The victory set a historic record for Djokovic, who won the Roland Garros title in 2016, making him the first player in the Open Era - and only the third player in history - to achieve the 'Grand Slam' twice. In addition, the victory narrowed his gap with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the list for most major men's singles titles to one.

 

After overcoming the noticeable biggest test in his journey by conquering 13-time champion Nadal in a four-set classic, Djokovic won a place in the final.

 

Facing the heavy pressure of having Djokovic, the Greek player controlled the first two sets with his powerful serve. However, The Serbian started his comeback in the third set as he stepped inside the baseline while launching smart drop shots to keep his opponent wondering. Djokovic claimed a crucial service break after an 11-minute game, with Tsitsipas saving four break points but failing to halt the world No. 1.

 

 

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