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French Open 2021 Men's Final, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas HIGHLIGHTS: Djokovic Beats Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to Win 19th Grand Slam Title

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas HIGHLIGHTS, French Open 2021 Men's Singles Final Updates: Novak Djokovic bags his 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas ina five-set thriller

News18 Sports | June 13, 2021, 23:08 IST

French Open 2021 Men’s Final, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Updates: World number one Novak Djokovic has won his 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a five-set thriller!

Djokovic made a comeback in the third set, winning it 6-3 with ease. It was also the first set in the macth where Djokovic took the lead and managed to maintain it. Earlier, Stefanos Tsitsipas  took a two set lead over the world number one Novak Djokovic. While he was made to toil in the first set, the second one was comparatively straight forward as the world number five won it in around 30 minutes. The scoreboard read 6-2 in Tsitsipas’ favour in the second. Overall, we have seen some fabulous level of tennis so far in the match with the fifth seed going toe-to-toe with the world number one. Both players have covered their court brilliantly and played some smart tennis.

Jun 13, 2021 23:08 (IST)
Jun 13, 2021 23:03 (IST)

Djokovic says the atmosphere was electric, and thanks his box, coach, family

Jun 13, 2021 22:55 (IST)

NOVAK DJOKOVIC HAS DONE IT! GRAND SLAM NUMBER 19!!

The victory for the Serb takes him alongside Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as the only men to capture the four majors more than once

SET 5: Djokovic 6-4 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Jun 13, 2021 22:47 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

The match is not over yet, Tsitsipas wins his service game, Djoker still a game away

SET 5: Djokovic 5-4 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 5-4

Jun 13, 2021 22:41 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Djokovic won the first points courtesy of Tsitsipas unforced error. He then played some unreal tennis to go 30-0 ahead. There's no stopping Djoker now, Tsitsipas has run out of fuel!  ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE 19th

SET 5: Djokovic 5-3 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 5-3

Jun 13, 2021 22:38 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas manages to win the seventh game of the set after an intense battle but can he maintain this momentum? Probably the most important game of the match coming for Tsitsipas now

SET 5: Djokovic 4-3 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 4-3

Jun 13, 2021 22:30 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Djokovic inching closer towards his second French Open title and a victory for the Serb will take him alongside Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as the only men to capture the four majors more than once.

SET 5: Djokovic 4-2 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 4-2

Jun 13, 2021 22:26 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas is looking to make a comeback but Djokovic's range and quality is proving to be too much for the Greek. The superior number of unforced errors are also not helping his case. However, he hangs on in th fifth game of the set.
 
SET 5: Djokovic 3-2 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-2

Jun 13, 2021 22:22 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas is looking ragged now, looks like he has run out of ideas! He is trying to fire him up but to no avail, Djokovic is the top ranked men's tennis player for a reason! Djoker wins his service game clean. He is now just three games away from his 19th Grand Slam title.
 
SET 5: Djokovic 3-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-1

Jun 13, 2021 22:18 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

The quality of tennis has been immense! Both the players have beeb brilliant so far and they have given so much today on court. Djokovic breaks first in the fifth!
 
SET 5: Djokovic 2-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-1

Jun 13, 2021 22:10 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

And Djokovic is back immediately. He wins his service game with ease giving away just two points
 
SET 5: Djokovic 1-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 1-1

Jun 13, 2021 22:08 (IST)
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Jun 13, 2021 22:06 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Not a great start for Tsitsipas as he conceded the first point of the set with an unforced error. Djokovic then makes it 30-0 with a superb forehand. Another unforced error saw Djokovic go 40-30 ahead. But Tsitsipas fought back to deny the world number one an early break. The game went to deuce twice as he holds onto the hold to go ahead in the deciding set. Tsitsipas' energy levels have dropped, he is 22 Djokovic on the other hand is 34!
 
SET 5: Djokovic 0-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 0-1

Jun 13, 2021 22:00 (IST)
Jun 13, 2021 21:59 (IST)

Set number four in numbers!

Jun 13, 2021 21:56 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Djokovic bagged the first point with a delightful shot, then went 30-0 ahead as Tsitsipas scoffed his return. Then in no time he bagged the set, a very convincing performance by the world number 1. Jelena Djokovic's move to change her seats has clearly worked for Novak! Off to the decider we go!
 
SET 4: Djokovic 6-2 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Jun 13, 2021 21:52 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Another good service hold by the Greek, this set is probably out of his hand but these service games will surely boost his confidence for the fifth and deciding set.  
 
SET 4: Djokovic 5-2 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 5-2

Jun 13, 2021 21:50 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

The world number one cruises to a 5-1 lead in the third set without much fuss. Stefanos Tsitsipas' level has visibly dropped. Djokovic is making it very easy now.
 
SET 4: Djokovic 5-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 5-1

Jun 13, 2021 21:45 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Stefanos Tsitsipas finally opens his account in this set. HE wins a good clean service game.  
 
SET 4: Djokovic 4-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 4-1

Jun 13, 2021 21:43 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

There's no stopping the Djoker Express now it seems! Djokovic has suddenly become too good for the Greek. Another clean service game for the world number one.
 
SET 4: Djokovic 4-0 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 4-0

Jun 13, 2021 21:39 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

How do you know Tsitsipas is struggling apart from looking at the scores? He just smashed racket on the ground out of frustration. Tsitsipas is not looking as sharp as he was lookinmg in the first two sets. Djokovic is now a double break up in the fourth set.
 
SET 4: Djokovic 3-0 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 3-0

Jun 13, 2021 21:37 (IST)

To state the obvious, it has been a pretty close contest

Jun 13, 2021 21:31 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Oh, it is all Djokovic now! He is hitting winners after winners, Tsitsipas is looking clueless.
 
SET 4: Djokovic 2-0 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 2-0

Jun 13, 2021 21:27 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

The 18-time Grand Slam champion breaks early as the momentum remains with Novak Djokovic. Also, during the break Tsitsipas was getting his lower back checked.
 
SET 4: Djokovic 1-0 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0

Jun 13, 2021 21:21 (IST)

Set Three in numbers!

Jun 13, 2021 21:16 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Djokovic got ahead with a cross-court drop ballwhich was placed to perfection, then went 30-0 ahead with another brilliantly placed forehand shot. Then Tsitsipas hit a fantastic forehand of his own to make it 15-30. A double-fault byt the Serb brought the game on level terms. He then hit a bazooka of a forehand to go 40-30 ahead and sealed the set the following shot.
 
SET 3: Djokovic 6-3 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 6-3

Jun 13, 2021 21:11 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

An unforced error by the Greek saw Djokovic go ahead then the Serb read the game to steal yet another point. The the Serb hit a mistimed drop ball as Tsitsipas took advantage then the Greek made it 30-30 with a powerful forehand. Tsitsipas then bagged the game from 0-30 down.
 
SET 3: Djokovic 5-3 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 5-3

Jun 13, 2021 21:07 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Djokovic is now just one game away from taking the set. He uses his experience to kind of cruise through this set. In this game as well, he uses the wind to hit a delicious drop ball then a forehand by the laine.
 
SET 3: Djokovic 5-2 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 5-2

Jun 13, 2021 21:01 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas started this game strong but committed back-to-back double-faults but the Greek a made a strong comeback with three consecutive strong serves
 
SET 3: Djokovic 4-2 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 4-2

Jun 13, 2021 20:57 (IST)

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

There was a momentum shift in this set and Djokovic in in the driver's seat now. He looks more confident and more comfortable now with his shots. He bags the fifth game with much ease. Is fatigue catching up with the Greek?
 
SET 3: Djokovic 4-1 Tsitsipas

Match Score: 6-7, 2-6, 4-1

French Open 2021 Men's Final, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas HIGHLIGHTS: Djokovic Beats Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to Win 19th Grand Slam Title
French Open 2021 Men's Singles Final: Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas (Photo Credit: AP)

PREVIEW: Novak Djokovic can become the first man in 52 years to win all four Grand Slam titles twice in the French Open final on Sunday after conquering Rafael Nadal, the ‘Mount Everest’ of Roland Garros. World number one Djokovic takes on Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas for the title with tennis history on the line.

In the other final of the day, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-2 in the doubles final at Roland Garros.

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Victory for the Serb will take him alongside Roy Emerson and Rod Laver as the only men to capture the four majors more than once.

It’s an achievement that has proved even beyond the capabilities of Nadal and Roger Federer.

It is so rare an accomplishment that it hasn’t happened since 1969 when Laver completed his second calendar Grand Slam.

Djokovic can pocket a 19th Slam with victory and move just one behind the record of 20 jointly held by Nadal and Federer.

Djokovic insists there will be no letdown physically or emotionally after reaching the final in Paris for a sixth time with an epic triumph over 13-time champion Nadal.

“It’s not the first time that I play an epic semi-final in a Grand Slam and then I have to come back in less than 48 hours and play finals,” said the 34-year-old.

“My recovery abilities have been pretty good throughout my career.”

His four-hour, four-set battle with Nadal is already jostling for a prime spot in the list of “greatest ever matches” at the Slams.

‘Never believed’

It featured a lung-busting 92-minute third set and required government intervention to allow the 5,000 fans inside Court Philippe Chatrier to watch the match’s conclusion despite it extending beyond the 11pm Covid-19 curfew.

The 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 triumph gave Djokovic the honour of being the only man to have beaten Nadal in Paris more than once, having first achieved it in the 2015 quarter-finals.

Nadal has only lost three times in 108 matches since his title-winning debut in 2005.

Djokovic, the 2016 champion, said it was his best win in Paris and ranked it among his “three greatest” ever performances.

“It’s hard to find words bigger than all the superlatives you can think of for Rafa’s achievements at Roland Garros,” said Djokovic who now leads their series 30-28 and had lost three finals in the French capital to Nadal.

“Each time you step on the court with him, you know that you have to kind of climb Mount Everest to win against this guy here.”

Djokovic has already admitted he’s a fan of Tsitsipas, proclaiming him as a Grand Slam champion in the making.

“He is a hard worker, dedicated, nice guy,” said Djokovic.

“He’s very smart and wise. I love the fact that he is more than just a tennis player and he’s always looking to learn from experience and to understand something new about himself.

“That’s the trait of a champion.”

Djokovic will be playing in his 29th Slam final on Sunday.

He holds a 5-2 record over Tsitsipas, a run which includes all three meetings on clay.

At last year’s Roland Garros, Djokovic won their semi-final over five sets.

“We played an epic five-setter last year in the semis here. I know it’s going to be another tough one,” added Djokovic who also defeated Tsitsipas in Rome on the eve of the French Open.

“I’m hoping I can recharge my batteries as much as I can because I’m going to need some power and energy for that one.”

Tsitsipas, 22, and 12 years younger than the Serb, is in his first Slam final having ended a run of three semi-final losses by defeating Alexander Zverev over five sets on Friday.

Victory on Sunday would make him the first Greek player to win a Slam title.

He would also become the youngest champion in Paris since Nadal in 2008 and overall at the Slams since Juan Martin del Potro at the 2009 US Open.

“I’ve never believed, have never really thought at what age this achievement might come,” said Tsitsipas.

“But I’m really happy with myself. I think I’ve shown good discipline so far. I’ve been progressive.”

Tsitsipas is the hottest player on tour in 2021 with a season-leading 39 wins.

Twenty-two of those have come on clay and have reaped a Masters title in Monte Carlo as well as Lyon.

Tsitsipas also had a match point in the Barcelona final against eventual champion Nadal.

“There is the final on Sunday, which is exciting. I’m looking forward to leaving my entire body on the court,” said the Greek who knocked out second seed Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals.

When and where will the French Open 2021 be played?

The French Open 2021 main-draw action begins on Sunday, May 30 and will run until Sunday, June 13, in Paris, France.

Where do I watch the matches live on television?

The year’s second Grand Slam will be telecasted live on Star Sports Select network. The matches will start at 9:30 PM IST (6:00 PM local time) every day.

Where can I watch the live streaming of the matches?

The action can also be streamed LIVE on Disney+ Hotstar in the sub-continent.

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