Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas had a chance to win his first major in the Roland Garros but he could not cross the final line against the World no.1 Novak Djokovic. It was the first slam final for Tsitsipas as he impressed with his skills and game throughout the tournament.
In fact, Tsitsipas had a two-set lead against Djokovic but could not keep up his game despite taking the advantage. The current World no.3 admitted that it completely changed for him from the third set onwards and he wasn’t able to control the tempo of the game.
Djokovic, who is known to bring his best under pressure, was able to take his chances and won the last three sets to completely turn the tables.
The Serbian completely dominated the last three sets as he won by 6–7, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 to win his 19th slam title.
“I started playing very short from the third set, losing my rhythm for an unexplained reason. It was strange, considering how I played in the first part of the match. I felt inferior to Nole, and it was hard to readjust and get back at my best. I lost control of my game, and it’s unfortunate to finish on the losing side, as I missed an excellent opportunity. I played well, and I hope it will be better the next time around,” Stefanos Tsitsipas said.
In fact, credit should be given to Stefanos Tsitsipas as he learned about his Grand mother’s demise just hours before his final clash against Djokovic. However, still, the lanky player showed great determination to give his best in the final.
Meanwhile, after a stellar show in the French Open, Tsitsipas veered off the track. He was knocked out by Frances Tiafoe in the first round of Wimbledon and then lost to Spain’s young sensation Carlos Alcaraz in the third round of the US Open in a thrilling five-setter. Furthermore, Tsitsipas also had to face a lot of criticism for his long toilet break in the first round of the US Open against Andy Murray.