Djokovic wins second French Open title

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Novak Djokovic, on Sunday, won his second French Open title as he recovered from being outplayed for two sets by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The final score is 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4. The game lasted four hours and 11 minutes.

Djokovic’s semi-final win over 13-times champion Rafa Nadal looked like being in vain as Tsitsipas won the first two sets to stand on the brink of becoming Greece’s first Grand Slam champion.

After failing to convert a set point in a long 72-minute opener, Djokovic crumbled in the second set.

His hopes of banking a 19th Grand Slam title looked bleak but the 34-year-old turned the match around in third set.

The Serbian won his first French crown in 2016.

In moving just one behind the record of 20 shared by Nadal and Roger Federer, Djokovic also became the first player in the professional era to win each Grand Slam title at least twice.

For the second time in six years Novak Djokovic is halfway to a calendar year sweep of all four Grand Slam titles after winning the French Open.

Having already claimed the Australian Open this year, Djokovic has a shot at becoming the first man to win all four majors in the same year since Rod Laver in 1969 and he could even complete a ‘Golden Slam’ by adding the Olympic title in Tokyo.