Novak Djokovic Wins 2021 French Open. Novak Djokovic earned the 19th Grand Slam title of his career with a thrilling five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final.
The No. 1 player in the world overcame a slow start to earn a 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over the fifth-seeded Tsitsipas on Sunday at Roland Garros.
Novak won 78 percent of his first-serve points and was broken just three times on the way to the hard-fought win after four hours and 11 minutes of action.
A break in the third game of the fifth set played a key role in securing the victory, thanks in part to one of the best shots of the tournament.
Djokovic held his serve for the rest of the set to close out the win.
After also handing Rafael Nadal just his third career French Open loss in the semifinal, Djokovic is now the first person in the Open Era to win each Grand Slam at least twice.
The 34-year-old sits one shy of Nadal and Roger Federer for the most major titles in men’s history (20).
Tsitsipas was already the first Greek male to reach a Grand Slam final, but he fell short of his first-title.
Djokovic entered as a heavy favorite, but the two looked evenly matched during an entertaining first set.
“I like to play young guys in best-of-five, I feel even if they are leading a set or two sets”.
“I still like my chances, because I feel like I’m physically fit, I know how to wear my opponent down”.
you know, in the best-of-five match,” Djokovic said after the win over Musetti.
“I’ve won most of the five-setters I have played in this tournament , so I think that experience helps.”