Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic admitted he was "very proud" of his achievement after winning the French Open. Djokovic, who beat Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinal, recovered from two sets down in the French Open final to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4.
"I'm very proud of this achievement, being part of history of the sport I love. I couldn't be more proud. Probably in the top 3 achievements of my career," Djokovic said, per Tennis Majors. Things looked bad for Djokovic after losing the second set but he regrouped and produced a stunning comeback.
"I dropped physically and mentally in the second set. He dominated. Then I went back on the court, refreshed, like against Musetti. Then I got into his head." Djokovic admitted.
Djokovic bounced back in style
"I have internal conversations in my head.
After the second set, the voice telling that I can't make it was dominant. It was time to erase it, to liberate my entire being and then I had an early break and I didn't have doubt anymore," Djokovic added. Djokovic, who also won the Australian Open earlier this year, is aiming to win a Calendar Grand Slam.
"Everything is possible, if you see what happened in my life and journey. I was in the situation in 2016 and it ended up with a loss in the 3rd round in Wimbledon. The two-weeks transition is hard to do," Djokovic acknowledged.
"I like the grass. Over the year I progressed, adjusted my game. I have this confidence." Djokovic gave his racket to a young fan and there was a reason why he did it. "I didn't know him but I had him in my ears during all the first sets. He was coaching me litterally, more than encouraging. This was my gratitude for him," Djokovic said.