Joker’s wild: Djokovic wins comeback thriller to take French Open title

Novak Djokovic won his 19th career Grand Slam title Sunday, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in stunning fashion. The top-seeded Djokovic came back from two sets down to win the French Open.

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June 14, 2021 - 8:54 AM

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a backhand during an earlier match in the French Open. Photo by Clive Brunskill / Getty Images / TNS

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic left the court to go the locker room for a little chat with himself after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final Sunday.

Part of him worried he was too diminished and depleted to overcome that deficit against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos Tsitsipas. And another part of Djokovic insisted he would.

Guess which side was right?

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