Novak Djokovic won the Roland Garros 2021 by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in 5 sets, getting his 19th Grand Slam title. And for the twenty-second time in history, the sixth since 1968 and the fifth in Paris, someone wins a Grand Slam final, making up two sets of delay, and this someone is just Nole.
Already forced to the fifth by Lorenzo Musetti in the third round, the Serbian champion comes out at a distance even against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Without a shadow of a doubt the best alternative to Nadal is precisely the Djokovic in this precise historical moment on the Paris clay-courts.
Between the third and fifth Tsitsipas actually does what he can: a little. Djokovic, who completely restores the hierarchies of experience, closes at 6-7 (6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 and becomes the second tennis player in history (after Roy Emerson and Rod Laver) to win at least twice all the tests of the Slam.
Djokovic returns to win Roland Garros after six years, obviously grabs the nineteenth Major and also consolidates the first position in the ranking. Among other things, he once again confirms himself as the strongest of the strongest.
Tsitsipas shows up at the most important of the appointments with a double fault. He faces 40-30, but lets himself be pinched on the right side in the next fifteen.