Talented and tenacious as they come, Novak Djokovic was not about to concede a thing after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 34-year-old Djokovic eliminated 13-time French Open champion Nadal — a challenge the Serb likened to scaling Mt. This was the first major final for Tsitsipas and the 29th for Djokovic, who also won the French Open in 2016, to go with nine titles at the Australian Open, five at Wimbledon and three at the U.S. Open. The first set was tight as can be: Tsitsipas won 43 points, Djokovic 42. After the second set, Djokovic headed off for one of each player’s two allotted locker room breaks.
Source: Los Angeles Times June 13, 2021 17:26 UTC