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Tennis | Djokovic defeats Tsitsipas in French Open final

Novak Djokovic has come from behind to claim a five-set victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final at Roland Garros.

Djokovic, who lost the first two sets, triumphed 6-7 (6-8) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in a thrilling final in Paris to win his 19th Grand Slam title.

The Serbian is now within one title of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and has also become the first male player in the Open Era to win all four Grand Slam titles twice.

Tsitsipas, 22, won the first set via tie-break after saving a set point, and beat a weary-looking Djokovic comfortably in the second set.

Djokovic responded in typical fashion, dominating the next two sets to set up a fifth and final set on Court Philippe Chatrier.

The 34-year-old then broke early in the fifth set to march into a 2-1 lead.

Djokovic then used all of his experience and determination to see out a 6-4 victory to seal La Coupe des Mousquetaires after four hours and 11 minutes.

"The atmosphere was amazing a few days ago against Rafa and today against Stefanos," Djokovic said.

"Unforgettable matches, unforgettable moments for me, for my career, for my life. I'll definitely remember this last 48 hours for the rest of my life."

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