Novak Djokovic wins French Open with epic comeback over Stefanos Tsitsipas

After two sets, it looked like Novak Djokovic might be finished. After a grueling wins in the semis over Rafael Nadal, Djokovic looked sluggish as Stefanos Tsitsipas dominated the action.

But then he dug deep and everything flipped. Djokovic stormed back to win in five sets, giving him his nineteenth grand slam title, right behind Nadal and Roger Federer who sit at 20.

The big three era will go down in history as the greatest in tennis history. You can make an argument that these are the three best players in tennis history, even if you argue about the order.

But now Djokovic may be on the verge of surpassing his two iconic rivals. At 34, Djokovic is poised to surpass both Nadal and Federer in grand slam titles, and he has winning records against both.

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Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal in French Open semifinals

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal gave us another epic match in the French Open. The third set tiebreaker will be talked about for years.

Nadal is one of the toughest athletes I’ve ever seen, often winning through sheer determination. But he just couldn’t overcome Djokovic on this day.

Serena Williams knocked out of French Open in straight sets

Elena Rybakina knocked off Serena Williams in straight sets in the fourth round of the 2021 French Open. The 39-year-old Williams is still trying to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams.

Nadal handles Federer to win the French Open

Rafael Nadal has defeated Roger Federer, again, to win the French Open. It’s his sixth French Open championship. Many consider Federer to be the best player of all time, but surface means everything in tennis, and Nadal has owned him on clay.

This is also Nadal’s tenth grand slam title, so who knows what people will be saying about the all-time greats in a couple of years if he keeps this up.

Nadal wins French Open, regains world No. 1

Rafael Nadal has just captured his fifth French Open title, defeating Robin Soderling in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. In edging Soderling, the quirky Swede who surprisingly ousted the Spaniard last year in Paris, Nadal also seizes the world No. 1 from Roger Federer.

The match ends a marvelous run for Nadal at this year’s French Open, where he didn’t drop a single set the entire tournament — the second time he’s done so at Roland Garros. Although Soderling posed a significant challenge considering their history, Nadal’s dominance on clay, particularly at this event, was on display from the start.

Next up: Wimbledon. What Roland Garros is to Nadal, the All England Lawn and Croquet Club is to Federer. Curiously, Nadal is not optimistic about his chances at the event. Today, in a post-match interview with John McEnroe, Nadal told Mac the next he would him see would be the U.S. Open. Hopefully Nadal is just being coy.

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