French Open 2021 Final Highlights: Djokovic beats Tsitsipas in five-set thriller to win 2nd Roland Garros title
- French Open 2021 Final Highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Novak Djokovic won his second French Open title and 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a five-set thriller. After losing the first two sets, he staged an exceptional comeback to triumph over the Greek.
French Open 2021 Final Highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Novak Djokovic won his second French Open title and 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a five-set thriller. After losing the first two sets, he staged an exceptional comeback to triumph over the Greek.
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JUN 13, 2021 11:28 PM IST
THANK YOU AND GOODBYE!
Thank you so much for joining us on this coverage of an incredible final that lasted four hours and 11 minutes. Hope you had fun because I certainly did.
Until next time, it's goodbye. CIAO!
JUN 13, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Novak Djokovic gets his hands on La Coupe des Mousquetaires
Here he is, the champion! The man of the moment.
He lifts the glittering trophy with tears in his eyes. Kisses the trophy.
And now, the national anthem of Serbia is being played
JUN 13, 2021 11:08 PM IST
We first have runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas receiving the runners-up trophy. He is in tears and acknowledges the crowd.
JUN 13, 2021 11:02 PM IST
What a tournament, the 2021 French Open
This will be a tournament to remember for Novak Djokovic but let's not forget to take a moment to applaud Stefanos Tsitsipas. He played his heart out and gave everything he had. If not today, he will definitely win the future.
JUN 13, 2021 10:58 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas:
Novak Djokovic won his second French Open title and 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a five-set thriller. After losing the first two sets, he staged an exceptional comeback to triumph over the Greek.
JUN 13, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Take a bow, Novak.
THERE IT IS! WORLD NO.1 HAS DONE IT. WINS HIS 2ND ROLAND GARROS TITLE AND HIS 19TH MAJORS FINAL
Take a bow, Novak
JUN 13, 2021 10:55 PM IST
NOVAK LIFTS THE TITLE
15-15: Even the best can falter at times. Novak nets a regulation overhead.
15-30: WAYWARD! Tsitsipas' forehand return flies into the stands.
30-30: This time Novak overcooks his backahand crosscourt return
40-30: Stef's return is wide and it is championship point.
40-40: CLUTCH! ABSOLUTE CLUTCH! A backhand down the line that paints the white line again. Wow.
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates: Djokovic beats Tsitsipas in five-set thriller to lift 19th Grand Slam titleWhat a time to play a point like that. Stef threw everything at it and Novak finished it with a thunderous down the line forehand winner.
JUN 13, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-4 in SET 5
ADV TO TSITSIPAS: Wow! Tsitsipas thrown the kitchen sink at his backhand down the line and finds the line.
GAME: HE IS STILL ALIVE: Djokovic's return is long
JUN 13, 2021 10:41 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-3 in SET 5
15-0: Tsitispas, sitting too far behind the line, nets his return.
30-0: DJOKOVIC, THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. An exhausted overhead at the net from Stefanos allows Djokovic enough time stabilize himself after darting front and back and send down down a winner.
40-0: LONG! Stefanos' return shoots long.
DJOKOVIC HOLDS. JUST ONE GAME AWAY FROM HISTORY
JUN 13, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-3 in SET 5
15-30: Oh, dear! A double fault from Tsitsipas
15-40: Tsitsipas is having a meltdown (of sorts) here. Another unforced error as Novak has two break points.
30-40: After 3 hours and 51 minutes, these two are producing a level of tennis that is mindboggling. They are moving like it's the first set. Eventually, after an exchange at the net, Stef wins the point by intercepting a lob with an overhead.
40-40: HE IS STILL FIGHTING! Novak nets his return.
STEF LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY. Astonishing hold after saving two break points.
JUN 13, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-2 in SET 5
15-15: A quality first serve from Novak after the lights have been turned on at Court Phillipe-Chatrier.
30-15: Stefanos' forehand service return is wayward
40-15: Dejavu! Action replay of the previous point.
GAME TO NOVAK! VERY COMFORTABLY INDEED. Forces Stefanos deep before approaching the net for a winner.
JUN 13, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 3-2 in SET 5
30-15: Devilish from Novak. That's a belter of a winner.
30-30: Oh, boy! Stefanos tries to help the ball over the net with a forehand slice but fails to do so.
40-30: This time, he wins the point after hitting an overhead and Novak responding to it by ramming his forehand crosscourt pass into the net.
TSITSIPAS HOLD! He is still in the game
JUN 13, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 3-1 in SET 5
30-0: Beginning to look a little tired, Stefanos. Darts down the centre to return the Novak drop shot. Attempts a cheeky crosscourt slide but the ball ends up in the net.
40-0: Overcooks his return.
ACE TO SEAL THE GAME
JUN 13, 2021 10:11 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-1 in SET 5
15-0: Djokovic's forehand return shoots long.
15-15: Tsitsipas returns the favour by overcooking his return from the baseline.
15-30: "SUPERHUMAN FROM DJOKOVIC" say the commentators. Tsitsipas played a delightful drop shot and yet, Djokovic managed to reach and also place his backhand slice away from Tsitsipas. The Greek then netted his return.
30-30: Unforced error from Djokovic.
40-30: After all, the Nole is human. Once again, he has to rush to the net to return Stef's drop but unlike last time, his slice on the slide falls wide.
40-40: EASY POWER FROM DJOKOVIC! He is one of the best at service returns for a reason. Absolutely effortless there.
ADV TO STEF! PAINT THE LINE, OH GREEK MAESTRO! A thunderous backhand down the line that Novak can only watch sail past him.
40-40: As the commentator just said, we are privileged to be witnessing this final. Djokovic, at the net, responds to the Stef drop shot with a flick for a winner. Mind you, it wasn't far way from Stef but he was caught wrong-footed.
ADV To Novak: Will he break now? Stef's wayward backhand flies long.
YES, HE CAN! THE WORLD NO.1 FOR A REASON! Stef makes another error and has to pay for it.
JUN 13, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-1 in SET 5
30-0: Djokovic comes out with all guns firing as well with the first two serves.
30-15: Oh, unlucky. He attacks the net and goes for an elaborate inside-out forehand winner. The ball clips the net and falls wide of the sideline.
40-15: A small rally on the baseline before Tsitsipas overcooks his backhand crosscourt return wide.
40-30: Tsitsipas uses the angle to get his forehand wide of Djokovic, who chips far from the baseline but ends up overhitting it.
GAME TO DJOKOVIC after Stefanos hits the return long.
JUN 13, 2021 10:07 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 0-1 in SET 5
30-30: The atmosphere at Chatrier is palpable. The sun is about to set and there is a shadow of the stands on the court. A good serve deep to Novak allows Tsitsipas to come to the net and finish the point with a forehand winner.
30-40: Backhand unforced error from Stef means for the third set running, Djokovic has a break point opportunity early in the set.
40-40: He saves it, does Stef. A stunning down the line forehand winner.
ADV to Stef! A soaring serve down the T and Novak whips the ball out of bounds.
40-40: DEUCE! A forehand on the slide goes long.
ADV to Stef! Another deep serve and another approach to the net for the winner.
GAME TO STEF! WHAT A HOLD! Aggressive second serve and Novakj's return travels long.
JUN 13, 2021 09:58 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
Right, then! This is it. It's the final countdown. A one-set shootout.
Who are you backing?
JUN 13, 2021 09:57 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 6-2 in SET 4
15-0: Not a bad way to start, a winner.
30-0. Stef's service returns drifts wide.
30-15: Novak caught Stefanos wrong-footed with that backhand down the line but hit it long.
NOVAK HOLDS AND HE TAKES THE 4TH SET 6-2 in 35 minutes
JUN 13, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-2 in SET 4
15-0: MORE OF THESE, STEF! Pushes Djokovic off the court with a vicious forehand and then attacks the net to play the winner in no man's land.
15-15: Defense to attack in matter of seconds. Djokovic's forehand down the line is sumptuous enough for a winner.
30-15: Rare error in this set from Novak as he nets his forehand topsin on the run.
40-15: Djokovic's forehand off the baseline is long.
STEF HOLDS! Does it with an ace.
JUN 13, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-1 in SET 4
40-0: A forehand crosscourt winner from Novak after Stef is drawn to the net.
GAME TO NOVAK as Stefanos nets his return.
JUN 13, 2021 09:46 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-1 in SET 4
Well, Stefanos is off the mark in set 4. A quick-fire hold form Tsitsipas.
JUN 13, 2021 09:43 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-0 in SET 4
After three hours, Novak finds himself on the brink of forcing a decider as he plays a perfect, quickfire love hold on game four to consolidate on the double break.
JUN 13, 2021 09:41 PM IST
Novak in command
Wow, this is interesting. Very interesting. Will Novak serve a bagel?
JUN 13, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 3-0 in SET 4
0-15: Stunner of a return. Paints the line. World No.1 is firing.
0-30: Even the mishits are finding the lines. This time, off his forehand. It was miscued but still good enough.
15-30: Ace from Stef!
30-30: Ah! Careless miss. Just strayed his forehand crosscourt wide on the bounce.
30-40: Break point for Novak and frustration for Stefanos.
40-40: Sloppy points here. First Stef and now Djokovic netting his return.
ADV to Tsitsipas: Novak's lob on the slide off the backhand travels long.
40-40: Stef nets his return!
ADV TO Tsitsipas: This is beautiful. Novak drawn forward by a Stef backhand drop. On the slide, Novak goes crosscourt with his forehand flick. Tsitsipas covers the gound on time for a passing winner.
40-40: This time, it's Djokovic. From the net, flicks the ball past Stef for a pass.
Adv to Novak: 2nd break point of the game after Stef's backhand down the line pushes wide.
40-40: This time, it's a regulation backhand return miss from Novak.
ADV to Tsitsipas: A deep serve to Novak's forehand followed by a charge to the net for a winner off the forehand.
40-40: We go on as Stefanos misses the return. Into the 8th minute of this game.
ADV to Novak: Vintage Novak. A stretching backhand that is too good for Stefanos to keep inside the court.
NOVAK BREAKS AGAIN WITH A VINTAGE DROP SHOT OFF THE BACKHAND
JUN 13, 2021 09:30 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-0 in SET 4
0-15: JUST WIDE! From the centre of the court, Djokovic whips out a forehand crosscourt but the balls just outside the line.
15-15: But he makes no mistake with the inside out forehand. Sizes it up from the centre of the court and drills down the winner.
30-15: Tsitsipas overcooks his baseline return.
40-15: This time, Stef's service return flies over the head of Novak.
GAME TO NOVAK! Consolidates on his break, secures the game with an easy crosscourt forehand winner
JUN 13, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-0 in SET 4
DJOKOVIC BREAKS EARLY IN SET 4.
A very, very ordinary game from Stefanos, one riddled with unforced errors. He conceded the game with a return shot long.
JUN 13, 2021 09:24 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: SET 4 IS GO!
Right then Players are back and we are ready to go. Stef to serve first in this set.
JUN 13, 2021 09:20 PM IST
Nole is back in
THIS IS BRILLIANT FROM WORLD NO. 1. Whatever he did in that bathroom break at the end of the second set worked as he played a fine 50-minute set to halve the parity.
Tsitsipas is receiving medical attention during the break.
JUN 13, 2021 09:14 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 6-3 in SET 3
15-0: From mid-court, Novak plays a sublime cross court drop shot.
30-0: Controlled aggression from the world no.1. Dictates the rally from the centre before pulling the trigger with a forehand cross court winner.
30-15: This time, Stef lands his forehand winner as he brushes the line from the centre.
30-30: Double fault from Novak, his third of the match.
40-30: Wow. A bazooka of a return from Novak and an equally good return from Stef but it fell long.
NOVAK WINS THE SET
JUN 13, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-3 in SET 3
15-0: Forces the error from Novak, does Stef!
15-15: Great anticipation from Novak. Stefanos had ample time and room to drill his forehand from the net onto empty ground but Novak guessed the direction correctly and won the point with a simple pass.
30-30: Stefanos finds the line on his inside out forehand past Novak's backhand
40-30: "HAND SKILLS FROM THE HEAVENS" Says the commentator. Both players indulged themselves at the net, Stef shows great reflexes to find a volley winner.
STEF HOLDS with winner off the forehand.
JUN 13, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-2 in SET 3
30-30: Stef livid himself after that miss. He was 15-30 and played a lob from the baseline that shot long.
40-30 THAT IS JUST CLASS FROM NOVAK. How he turns defense into the attack is simply incredible. An exhausting baseline exchange ends with a surprise backhand drop shot.
GAME TO DJOKOVIC! An audacious forehand from the centre finds the corner of the court. He leads 5-2
JUN 13, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-2 in SET 3
15-30: Well, two double fault sees Novak with a slight advantage.
40-30: However, Nole returns the favor with two unforced errors on the trot
GOOD HOLD FROM STEF!
JUN 13, 2021 08:56 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-1 in SET 3
A comfortable hold to 15 for Djokovic as he consolidates his break.
JUN 13, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Wow, that game lasted 11 minutes and 23 seconds
JUN 13, 2021 08:42 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 3-1 in SET 3
BOY, OH BOY! Tit for tat her. Djokovic draws Tsitsipas forward with a drop and the Greek responds with a drop shot winner of his own on the run.
40-30: THAT'S DJOKOVIC CLASSIC. He was second-best in that rally but he shuffled across to his left and nailed a cracking backhand down the line winner..
40-40: Oh oh oh! Deuce here. After a long time in this match. The crowd is only getting louder.
ADV TO NOVAK: Stef misses the backhand by a whisker. Hasn't missed a lot of those but this comes at a very crucial juncture in this game.
40-40: WEAVING HIS WEB AT THE RIGHT TIME! What a way to save the break point. A drop shot to bring Novak forward and then respond to the World No.1's flick with a crosscourt forehand pass.
ADV TO NOVAK: he comes right back at it as he forced Stef deep on his forehand and forces him to net the return.
40-40: Saves another break point. Nails the overhead to win the point.
ADV TO NOVAK: after an unforced error from Stefanos.
40-40: Another break point saved. This is incredible from Stef. Comes to the net for a winner off the forehand.
ADV TO NOVAK: breakpoint no 4. will he get it this time?
40-40: THIS IS JAW-DROPPING TENNIS. I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH ON THE GRIT OF THESE TWO MEN. This time, Stef shows incredible defence and Novak had an easy chance to hit a winner but he ends up straying it wide.
ADV to Stef: Unforced error from Nole hands Stef a game point.
40-40: A tired-looking slice from Stef ends up in the net.
ADV TO NOVAK: Will he get the job done now?
YES HE DOES! He breaks first in the third set.
JUN 13, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-1 in SET 3
A vital hold for Djokovic. A love to 30 which ended with Stef's backhand chip landing wide of the sideline.
JUN 13, 2021 08:36 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-1 in SET 3
30-0: ACE! 9th of the match from Tsitsipas. Only 3 for Novak so far.
30-15: Unforced error from Stef as the ball flies off the edge of his racket
40-15: He responds with an ace
40-30: Sensational service return from Novak. Finds the corner of the box in the forehands crosscourt.
GAME TO STEFANOS! Doesn't matter. He takes the game.
JUN 13, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-0 in SET 3
Change of attire for Novak Djokovic. Will that bring a change in fortune?
For now, it is working as held his serve comfortably in the first game.
JUN 13, 2021 08:27 PM IST
STEFANOS TSITSIPAS ONE SET AWAY FROM SCRIPTING HISTORY
Tsitsipas takes the second set 6-2 and takes a 2-0 lead. He is one set away from scripting history. Will he get the job done?
Novak, as has been the case this Roland Garros, he has taken a bathroom break
JUN 13, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-6 in SET 2
15-15: Tsitsipas misses his return
15-30: Novak returns the favour with an unforced error of his own.
15-40: He does it again as he drags his backhand down the line wide.
ACE AND TSITISPAS WINS THE SET
JUN 13, 2021 08:24 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-5 in SET 2
15-0: Novak forces Stef wide on the backhand and the charges to the net for a simple tap over the net for the point.
15-15: What a return from Stefanos. A thunderous down the line forehand that left Novak motionless
15-30: HOW ABOUT THAT?! he is drawn forward with a drop but he responds with an even better flick for the winner.
15-40: Novak misses the volley and two break points for Tsitsipas
30-40: Saves one as Stef overcooks his forehand return.
40-40: DEUCE! Tstitsipas' forehand cross court drive clips the top of the net and falls just out of bounds.
ADV TO TSITSIPAS: He will get another chance. Slides to his right, anchors himself and sends down an aggressive forehand winner down the right flank.
TSITISPAS BREAKS FOR THE SECOND TIME AND WILL SERVE FOR THE SET. Novak's forehand bounces back into his court after clipping the top of the net.
JUN 13, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-4 in SET 2
ACE! Finishes off a love-hold with an ace, does Stefanos Tsitsipas. That game was full of excellent serves from Stef.
JUN 13, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-3 in SET 2
15-0: Good defence from Stef but Nole's flurry of heavy returns gets the better of him
30-0: Unforced error from Tsitsipas as he nets his return
40-0: Attemped backhand slice from Stefanos fails to cross the net
GAME TO NOVAK. A QUICKFIRE LOVE TO HOLD as Stef's return off the forehand is wayward/
JUN 13, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-3 in SET 2
15-15: Djokovic come to life. A strong backhand return and then darts to the net for a simple tap over the net to win the points.
30-15: In the next point, he overshoots his return long of the baseline.
40-15: A miscued forehand service return from Djokovic flies out of the court.
GAME TO TSITSIPAS
JUN 13, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-2 in SET 2
30-0: Better from Djokovic so far. A sumptuous drop shot that forces a weak return from Tsitsipas. Novak then puts the point to bed with an easy pass.
30-15: Makes an unforced error
40-15: Tsitsipas nets his return
GAME TO NOVAK as Stef nets his backhand service return.
JUN 13, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 0-2 in SET 2
15-15: Djokovic misses another overhead. Stef steals the point.
15-30: BEAUTIFUL LOB. That is as good a lob as you'll see from Djokovic. Simply stunning.
30-30: Levels the score with an emphatic winner.
40-30: An slider wide of Novak's forehand and he is on game point now with an ace.
40-40: Overhits his baseline return, does Tsitsipas
STEFANOS HOLDS COMFORTABLY IN THE END
JUN 13, 2021 07:58 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 0-1 in SET 2
0-30: Well, Tsitsipas is off to a strong start in the second set, racing to a two-point advantage.
0-40: Make that three. He stays in his position, near the centre of the court, ancipates Novak's movement and sends down a forehand winner by catching Novak wrong-footed.
15-40: Overhits his return, does Stef!
STEFANOS BREAKS WORLD NO.1
JUN 13, 2021 07:53 PM IST
STEFANOS TAKES SET 1
There you have it. After 68 minutes and a 14-point tie-breaker Stefanos Tsitsipas takes the first set 7-6 against Novak Djokovic.
JUN 13, 2021 07:40 PM IST
1st set tie-break- Djokovic-Tsitsipas
0-2: Can't make a second serve, does Novak. 2/10 points on his second serve
0-4: Two more unforced errors from Novak and Tsitsipas is in command in this tie-breaker.
1-4: Tsitsipas takes a tumble while attempting to return Novak's backhand dropshot
2-4: Gorgeous! Djokovic's dropshot wins him the point. Stef has slipped while running forward.
2-5: WOW! STUNNING! He is far and away from the baseline and yet, he manages to step right and send a ferocious down the line forehand winner.
4-5: That is stunning from Djokovic. He is drawn forward and he responds to a body shot with a sumptuous back hand volley for the winner.
5-5: He has done it again. Djokovic survives. This time Stefanos ran to his right from the baseline and nearly pulled off a stunning forehand crosscourt pass. This time, the ball rammed into the net.
6-5: FROM 4-0 DOWN, HE IS NOW ON SET POINT. Controls the rally, makes Stef dart left to right and forcing him to net his return.
6-6: FINDS THE CORNER! MY GOODNESS! You just never know where this set will go. Bouncing back and forth. Stef wins the point with a forehand winner that lands just inside the court.
6-7: Djokovic's backhand down the line return drifts wide of the tram line. Set point to Stefanos.
6-8: HE WINS THE FIRST SET! STEFANOS TSITSIPAS WINS THE FIRST SET IN 68 MINUTES after Djokovic's forehand lands wide.
JUN 13, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 6-6 in SET 1
0-40: The tables have turned! Two unforced errors from Djokovic means Stefanos has three break points.
15-40: He saves one. Shows great composure to force Stef deep.
TSITSIPAS BREAKS BACK AND WE GO INTO THE TIE BREAK
JUN 13, 2021 07:34 PM IST
NOVAK BREAKS AFTER SAVING SET POINT! What a player he is. Tsitsipas drags his backhand return wide.
JUN 13, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-5 in SET 1
30-40 BREAK POINT for Novak. Another long exchange and Tsitsipas slams his backhand down the line drive into the net.
JUN 13, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 5-5 in SET 1
0-15: Oh, what happened here. An unforced error on his own serve from Djokovic. Misses a regulation overhead volley as he slams it into the net.
15-15: But he doesn't make a mistake the next time. Stef's backhand slice drops short and the Serb returns it on the slide. He then intercepts Stef's lob with an overhead winner
15-30: Djokovic nets his return. The pressure is on him. Needs his mojo back right back to save the game.
30-30: Responds with an ace of 171 kmph. Staggering.
30-40: SET POINT FOR TSITSIPAS as Novak skies his return, the ball flies off the frame of the racket.
40-40 WHAT A RALLY! BREAK POINT AND SET POINT SAVED. It had a bit of everything. Longest rally and Nole comes out on top after Stef overhits his baseline return.
ADV TO NOVAK after Tsitsipas' return falls just wide of the sideline.
NOVAK HOLDS Under relentless pressure, he saves the game.
JUN 13, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-5 in SET 1
WHAT A WAY TO HOLD! VELVET TOUCH! THAT IS A SENSATIONAL FINISH AND THE CROWD IS UP ON THEIR FEET
Tsitsipas is forced forward with a drop shot. he responds with a beautifully placed backhand slice. The ball wide of Novak but he still manages to put the ball back in by going around the net. Stef runs back and then hits a forehand pass.
JUN 13, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 4-4 in SET 1
15-15: Djokovic loses the first point on the serve. He overcooks his crosscourt forehand that drifted wide of the sideline.
Djokovic eventually holds to 30.
JUN 13, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 3-4 in SET 1
15-0: Ace from Stef to begin the service game
30-0: LOVELY STUFF! He draws Novak to net with a drop, he then cuts Novak's angle, knowing Novak would chip with an angle. Stef covers the volley and volleys it past Novak.
30-15: PAINTS THE LINE, DOES DJOKOVIC! He pulls his crosscourt forehand shot and finds the line.
40-15: RED HOT FROM STEF AND DJOKOVIC TAKES A TUMBLE! He is okay. He is taking a few seconds off. Coming to the point, his drop shot is returned by a beautiful forehand slice from Stefanos. Novak tries to get to the ball with a slide but he ends up slipping and hitting the advertising board.
He is back
GAME TO STEF! Novak nets his return
JUN 13, 2021 07:08 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 3-4 in SET 1
15-0: SUMPTUOUS backhand cross court from Djokovic. 2/2 on the night.He is yet to lose a point on serve.
30-0: His slider, wide of Stef's backhand forces the return to ram into the net.
40-0: Unforced error, Tsitsipas overcooks his service return
GAME TO NOVAK WITH AN ACE!
JUN 13, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-3 in SET 1
30-30: After an excruciating first point won by Stef, he makes two unforced errors.
40-30: Another ace, down the T. Boy, is he serving well.
GAME TO TSITSIPAS. Novak looks to pull his crosscourt backhand short but it drifts wide of the sideline
JUN 13, 2021 07:00 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 2-2 in SET 1
15-0: Tsitsipas' service return shoots long of the baseline.
30-0: Djokovic approaches the net, makes Tsitsipas scamper to his left, who then overhits his lob.
40-0: Once again, Djokovic attacks the net and reaps maximum benefit. A deep inside out forehand across the court forces a weak return from the Greek and the Serb then finishes the point off.
GAME TO NOVAK! There he begins. Holds to love with the blink of an eye. Does the job with a delicious backhand drop.
JUN 13, 2021 06:56 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: 1-2 in SET 1
40-0: Massive hitting from Stefanos Tsitsipas. One two of the three points so far, he forces Djokovic deep before smashing the ball into empty ground.
40-15: Unforced error from Tsitsipas
GAME WON WITH AN ACE!
JUN 13, 2021 06:53 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: SET 1
15-0: Unforced error from Tsitsipas as his return falls wide
30-0: Sends Stefanos deep and then approaches the net for a simple overhead.
40-0: Tsitsipas nets his return
Game to Novak!
JUN 13, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: SET 1
0-15: Stefanos begins with a double fault
30-30: A good point from Stefanos as he wins the point.
40-40: DEUCE! Djokovic's down the line winner helps him save a game point.
ADV to Stef: Djokovic's backhand return shoots long of the baseline.
40-40: Deuce No.2 as Stef's return falls wide of the sideline. Another unforced error.
ADV to Novak: WHAT A RETURN! On the secon serve, he shimmies to right and his cross-court forehand beats wrong-footed Tsitsipas
40-40: Break point saved: Beautiful response. A ferocious down the line backhand from Stefanos.
Adv to Novak: great defence from Novak as he forces Tsitsipas to net his backhand return.
40-40: ACE AND BREAK POINT SAVED! A brilliant ace.
ADV to Stef! Another ace from the Greek
GAME TO TSITSIPAS- Third ace on the row. After 7 minutes, he hold
JUN 13, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Tsitsipas' Roland Garros record
Win-loss record is: 15-4
Best tournament: 2021 as he has reached the final for the first time.
JUN 13, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Stef wins the toss
Stef wins the toss and will serve first.
JUN 13, 2021 06:36 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Match to start soon
Four the fourth time in the last 17 years, we have a final that is missing Rafael Nadal. WOW
JUN 13, 2021 06:34 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Out come the players
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, walks out first.
Follows him is Novak Djokovic, the top seed
JUN 13, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas:
Everyone in Greece will watch this with bated breath. After all, this is a massive occasion for the entire country.
JUN 13, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas:
Right then. The players are ready to walk out any moment now.
JUN 13, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Are you ready?
Less than five minutes to go.
JUN 13, 2021 06:18 PM IST
French Open 2021 Men's Singles: If Tsitsipas wins, he will...
become the youngest Slam winner since Juan Martin Del Potro in 2009.
JUN 13, 2021 06:13 PM IST
French Open 2021 Men's Singles
Sets lost on the way to the final:
JUN 13, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Time spent on court
Novak Djokovic: 16 hours and 42 minutes
Stefanos Tsitsipas: 15 hours and 12 minutes
JUN 13, 2021 06:03 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas
->2021-ATP Masters 1000 Rome-QF-Novak Djokovic won 46 75 75
->2020-French Open-SF-Novak Djokovic won 63 62 57 46 61
->2020-Dubai-U.A.E.- Novak Djokovic won 63 64
->2019-ATP Masters 1000 Paris-QF-Novak Djokovic won 61 62
->2019-ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai-QF-Stefanos Tsitsipas won 36 75 63
->2019-ATP Masters 1000 Madrid-F-Novak Djokovic won 63 64
->2018-ATP Masters 1000 Canada-R16-Stefanos Tsitsipas won 63 675 63
JUN 13, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Head to Head
Novak Djokovic leads their H2H battle 5-2.
Moreover, Djokovic is 3-0 on their outdoor clay meetings.
At French Open, Djokovic leads 1-0.
Last 5 meetings? Djokovic leads 4-1
JUN 13, 2021 05:52 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Score: Tsitsipas' Road to the final
1st rd: bt Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 6-1
2nd rd: bt Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
3rd rd: bt John Isner 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 6-1
4th rd: bt Pablo Carreno Busta 6 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
QF: bt Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5
SF: bt Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3
JUN 13, 2021 05:50 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Score: Djokovic's Road to the final
1st rd: bt Tennys Sandgren 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
2nd rd: bt Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
3rd rd: bt Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-4, 6-1
4th rd: bt Lorenzo Musetti 6-7 (7/9), 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-0, 4-0 - retired
QF: bt Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5
SF: bt Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2
JUN 13, 2021 05:46 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates: History awaits the Greek
If Stefanos does go on to win the final, he will become just the second man born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam title. The first being Dominic Thiem, who won the US Open in 2020
JUN 13, 2021 05:42 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates: History awaits the Greek
Stefanos Tsitsipas is the first male or female player from Greece to reach a majors final.
JUN 13, 2021 05:36 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates: Djokovic's 29th Slam final
This is Djokovic's 29th Grand Slam final.
He has won 18, while finishing second in 10 times.
JUN 13, 2021 05:35 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates: Djokovic at Roland Garros
Novak Djokovic has possesses an impressive 80-15 record at terre batteu.
Half of his defeats have come at the hands of 13-time champions Rafael Nadal.
JUN 13, 2021 05:32 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates: What's at stake?
->Serbian great Novak Djokovic is eyeing his 19th Grand Slam title to inch closer to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's tally of 20 titles.
->On the other hand, Stefanos Tsitsipas will look to bag his maiden majors title.
JUN 13, 2021 05:17 PM IST
French Open 2021 Final Live Updates:
HELLO AND WELCOME! This is it! The final match of French Open 2021 and it comes down to the best two men's singles players in Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas. It's old vs new. It's present vs future. It's multiple-time champion vs potential champion. This game promises to be one of the biggest games of the year so far. Will Novak win his 19th Slam or will Tsitsipas win his maiden Grand Slam title? Are you ready to find out?
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