WATCH: The Magnificent Homecoming of Novak Djokovic Following His Historic Win at French Open 2021

Published 06/16/2021, 2:34 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during the final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Novak Djokovic became the hot topic of the week, after winning the French Open title last week. The World No. 1 won his 19th Grand Slam title, and the celebrations were quite evident in Belgrade. The people of Belgrade took to the streets to celebrate the Serb’s second French Open win. The Serbian will be in his capital city, before leaving for Mallorca to prepare for the Wimbledon Championships.

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Djokovic got a rather tough draw at the French Open 2021. With the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in his half, Djokovic did not have an easy run. The semifinal roundup against Rafael Nadal was one of the best matches played this year, according to the fans.

Djokovic had to sweat it out in a four-hour battle against the 13-time Roland Garros winner. He won the match after going down in the first set, setting up a final against Greek youngster, Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic won the final, which was a rather long and challenging one. He beat Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, marking another brilliant comeback.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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Serbian fans rejoice the title won by Novak Djokovic

Djokovic received a champion’s welcome, after reaching Belgrade. Fans celebrated his title on the streets of the city and sang for the champion. The World No. 1 later celebrated with his mother and other family members at a pub. The Grand Slam winner will be leaving for Mallorca with coach Goran Ivanisevic. The duo will be preparing for the Wimbledon Championships, which begin later this month.

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The French Open winners could not celebrate their title wins properly, due to COVID-19 protocols. The players did get to play in front of a crowd, but they were only at half the capacity of the stadium, due to the Coronavirus. In such a scenario, it was ideal for the Serb to head back to his homeland and celebrate with his close ones.

The upcoming events will be a test for the World No. 1 and his character. The Wimbledon Championships, followed by the Olympics next month, will be golden opportunities for him to win titles.

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