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Novak Djokovic rallies from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Roland Garros final.

Djokovic Completes Historic Two-Set Comeback In Roland Garros Final

The World No. 1 secures his 19th major title

Novak Djokovic made a historic comeback from two sets down in the Roland Garros final on Sunday against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Djokovic won 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to claim his 19th major title and become the first man in the Open Era to twice complete a career Grand Slam. (Roy Emerson and Rod Laver also completed the career Grand Slam twice.)

The World No. 1 is just the sixth player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a Grand Slam championship match. It is the fifth time it has happened at the clay-court major.

Two-Set Comebacks In Grand Slam Finals (Open Era)

 Tournament  Player/Opponent
 2021 Roland Garros  Novak Djokovic d Stefanos Tsitsipas
 2020 US Open  Dominic Thiem d Alexander Zverev
 2004 Roland Garros  Gaston Gaudio d Guillermo Coria
 1999 Roland Garros  Andre Agassi d Andrei Medvedev
 1984 Roland Garros  Ivan Lendl d John McEnroe
 1974 Roland Garros  Bjorn Borg d Manuel Orantes

Previously, Bjorn Borg (1974), Ivan Lendl (1984), Andre Agassi (1999) and Gaston Gaudio (2004) had achieved the feat at Roland Garros. The only player who has rallied from a two-set deficit in a major final outside Roland Garros was Dominic Thiem at last year’s US Open. It has never happened at the Australian Open or Wimbledon.

Djokovic had come back from two sets down five times in his career, including in the fourth round of this tournament against Lorenzo Musetti. But only once had he done so after the fourth round of a major, and that came in the 2011 US Open semi-finals against Roger Federer.

Djokovic's Two-Set Comebacks

 Tournament  Opponent
 2021 Roland Garros R4  Lorenzo Musetti
 2015 Wimbledon R4  Kevin Anderson
 2012 Roland Garros R4  Andreas Seppi
 2011 US Open SF  Roger Federer
 2005 Wimbledon R2  Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
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