Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Roddick and Tennis World Laud Novak Djokovic for Clinching French Open 2021 Title

Published 06/13/2021, 1:51 PM 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


It’s Sunday the 13th of June and in one way or the other history was created at the French Open 2021. On one side, we had World No. 1 Novak Djokovic up against first-time finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas. Both players are familiar with each other’s games and the Serb leads the head-to-head tally. Today, Novak Djokovic won the match 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.  

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As the first set began, both players were holding their service games with sheer perfection. In the 10th game of the set, Novak Djokovic broke Stefanos Tsitsipas for the first time. However, the Greek player returned the favor and broke right back to send the set into a tiebreaker. After 72 minutes, Stefanos clinched the set 7-6 (6). 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021, Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Stefanos Tsitsipas started brilliantly but faltered eventually

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In the following set, the Greek star was riding on the momentum and got the early break. To add salt to the Serb’s wounds, he broke the 18-time Grand Slam winner for the second time and sealed the set 6-2. However, like all great players, Djokovic found a way and snatched the third set 6-3.

Things were getting interesting once again as the match entered into the fourth set. The Serb continued to power himself in the fourth set too and in 32 minutes he wrapped it up 6-2 to send the match into the final deciding set. In the decider, the Serb came on top, winning the set 6-4.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during the final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

We take a look at some interesting tweets posted on social media with regard to the French Open 2021 final:

 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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