Djokovic claims 19th Slam with 5-set comeback at French Open

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Jun 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 01:31:56-04

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic came all the way back after dropping the first two sets to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open final for his 19th Grand Slam title.

Djokovic’s victory moves him one major championship away from tying the men’s record of 20 shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The 34-year-old Djokovic eliminated 13-time Roland Garros champion Nadal in a four-hour semifinal.

The 22-year-old Tsitsipas had the upper hand early in his first Grand Slam final, but Djokovic eventually completed his sixth career comeback from two sets down and second of the tournament.