‘I found a way to believe in myself,’ says Novak Djokovic winning Roland Garros title

Novak Djokovic has won the 2021 French Open and in doing so has become the first man in the Open Era to win multiple titles at all four Grand Slams. 

Djokovic came from two sets down to win 6-7, 2-2, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who was competing in his first ever Grand Slam final.

The title means Djokovic now has 19th major titles putting him just one behind his main rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam race.

The world number one looked to be defeated after going down two sets, but fought back to win in a five set match lasting over 4 hours.

It is the second time in this tournament that Djokovic has had to come back from a two set deficit after earlier doing the same against Lorenzo Musetti in the fourth round.

The Serbian also had to overcome a four set battle against both Matteo Berrettini and 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal to reach the final.

After the match, Djokovic said it was as dream come true.

“Physically and mentally it was very tough,” said Djokovic.

“It was not easy today after playing almost 9 hours of tennis in 48 hours against two incredible players.

“I found a way to believe in myself when I lost by two sets to zero. It is a dream that has come true.”

Djokovic went on to thank his supporters the the crowd inside Court Philippe Chatrier.

“Thank you for being here today it was an electric atmosphere here today from the first point,” said Djokovic.

“I’d like to thank my team, my physio, my family and everyone that’s been here for me today.”

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