Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas French Open 2021 Finals: Who Is the Chair Umpire for the Blockbuster Match

Published 06/13/2021, 7:04 AM EDT
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – FEBRUARY 29: Winner Novak Djokovic of Serbia and runner up Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece celebrate with the trophies after their men’s final match on Day 13 of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on February 29, 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)


It’s Sunday the 13th of June and the entire tennis universe is getting set for the blockbuster final between World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open 2021. It will surely be an entertaining match as these two athletes bring their best tennis onto the courts.

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One of the most important jobs during this match will be that of the chair umpire. We have Aurelie Tourte, who is from France and has been involved in some noteworthy matches over recent times and will be for the men’s final today. She is the first woman to sign a full-term contract with the ATP.

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/Christian Hartmann

French Open 2021 final chair umpires have vast experience

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The Frenchwoman was the first woman to officiate an ATP 500 final and was the umpire during the US Open 2020 match in which Novak Djokovic defaulted. Besides, she was part of the French Open 2019 women’s final. She happens to be the third woman in French history to hold a gold badge in umpiring.

After the men’s final will be the women’s final. During that match, Spanish official Jaume Campistol will be the chair umpire. During the US Open 2020 women’s final, he was the match official during which Naomi Osaka lifted her second title at Flushing Meadows.

Coming back to today’s all-important match, the Serb and Stefanos Tsitsipas have faced each other seven times before today’s match. Djokovic has won five of those matches. The most recent one was in Rome last month, during which the top-ranked player came out on top.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his quarterfinal match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

They met in the semifinals of the French Open last season and were locked in a fierce battle. The Serbian machine ended up winning the match in five sets.

However, since the last time they met in a Grand Slam match, the rising Greek star has only gotten better and their match today will surely live up to its expectations. All eyes will be on these two athletes once they step out on Court Philippe-Chatrier and compete for the championship.

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Chair umpires of today’s finals:

A.Tourte – men’s singles
J.Campistol – women’s doubles#RolandGarros

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— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) June 13, 2021

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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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