AFP Anne-Christine POUJOULAT
Serbian Novak Djokovic won the French Open, the second Grand Slam, with a total prize money of more than 34 million and 367 thousand euros, at the expense of Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked fifth, advanced in two consecutive sets: (7-6) and (6-2), but the giant Novak Djokovic, the world number one, came back strongly from afar with his great experience and tremendous abilities, and settled matters in his favor by winning three consecutive sets, and with The match with a score of three sets against two, the details of which are as follows: (6-7), (2-6), (6-3), (6-2) and (6-4) today, Sunday, on the “Roland Garros” sandy courts.
Novak Djokovic, 34, won this tournament for the second time in his history, after the first in 2016, and raised his tally to 19 major titles, in the Grand Slam series, during his professional career so far.
On the other hand, Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, the grandson of the “Greek”, failed to win the French Open title for the first time in his history, in his first final in the Grand Slam series, during his professional career so far.
It is noteworthy that Novak Djokovic defeated Spanish star Rafael Nadal, 35, king of the “Roland Garros” sandy court, in the semi-finals, who holds the record for winning the French Open title, with 13 titles, out of 20 major titles he achieved within Grand Slam tournaments, which is also a record shared by the Spanish matador so far, with the Swiss maestro Roger Federer.