Records Stefanos Tsitsipas is Chasing at the French Open 2021 Finals Against Novak Djokovic

Published 06/13/2021, 6:11 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021 Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during his semi final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


It’s time for the finals of the French Open 2021 where World No.1 Novak Djokovic will be up against World No.5 Stefanos Tsitsipas. The two will be crossing their paths for the second time at Roland Garros. While Djoker will be aiming for his 19th Grand Slam title, Tsistipas’ eyes will be on the first major of his professional career.

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If Novak Djokovic wins today, he’ll be the first male player to win each major at least twice in the Open Era. However, he is not the only one who will be after records at Roland Garros 2021. If Stefanos Tsitsipas wins the title, he’ll also register his name in the history books.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will create history if he wins the French Open 2021

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World No.5 Tsitsipas is the first Greek player who will be playing in the finals of a Grand Slam when he’ll step on the court today. If he wins the French Open 2021 title, he’ll become the first in his country to win a tennis major.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 11, 2021. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his semi-final match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Before this, Tsistipas became the only Greek player who managed to win a junior’s Grand Slam in the Open Era. He did that in 2016 when he won the Wimbledon Championships title in the doubles category. In addition, he is the only Greek player who has more than three titles on the ATP Tour.

Stefanos Tsistipas can reach a milestone in the history of the French Open

If Tsitsipas wins the finale against Djokovic, he’ll become the youngest player to lift the title since Rafael Nadal when he managed to win in 2008.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas shakes hands with Spain’s Rafael Nadal after winning his quarter-final match REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

When Rafa won the title in 2008, he was 21 years old. Since then, nobody younger than him has been able to win the trophy. The Greek player is 22-years-old right now.

Stefanos Tsitsipas can equal Dominic Thiem in an incredible record

If Tsitsipas manages to clinch a victory today, he’ll become the second ATP player born in the 1990s to win a major. Before him, only Dominic Thiem has done the same when he lifted the US Open title last year.

This will surely put him way ahead of Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev in the next-gen race as unlike them, he’ll have a major to his name.

Tsitsipas can achieve a peculiar Grand Slam final feat against Novak Djokovic

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic after winning his semi-final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

So far, any player who is younger than Novak Djokovic has not been able to beat him in a Grand Slam final. Thus, if Tsitsipas stuns the Serbian legend, he’ll become the first player to do so.

Djokovic has faced Juan Martin del Potro, Dominic Thiem, and Daniil Medvedev in the finals of a Grand Slam. These all are younger than him and he was able to crush them quite easily.

It’ll be intriguing to see how Tsitsipas plays against the World No.1 player. Even though he is the underdog, he surely has the potential to defeat Djokovic. Will tennis fans witness something extraordinary from the Greek player today?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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