The Latest about the French Open (all times local):
Stefanos Tsitsipas has won a seesaw initial place in the French Open final against Novak Djokovic, 7-6, after erasing a set point in the tiebreaker with a challenging forehand winner. The shot was so impressive it brought applause even from Djokovic.
Djokovic made the first break of the match in another game and had a chance to perform the set. However he dropped eight of the following nine points using an uncharacteristic stretch of bad drama, and fell behind 4-0 in the tiebreaker.
Following Djokovic rallied, Tsitsipas faced a set point at 5-6 but won the next three points.
Each participant took a spill on the clay in the first group but was unhurt.
Novak Djokovic has taken a spill in the seventh match of the French Open final but was unhurt.
Djokovic went sprawling headfirst near the internet article when he stumbled while in futile pursuit of a brief cross-court shot by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Djokovic rolled onto his back and immediately climbed to loud applause as Tsitsipas checked on himand on the next changeover he switched to a fresh shirt.
The players were on function with Tsitsipas top 4-3.
They took the court beneath blue skies in Paris using a temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius). As Tsitsipas wamed up at the net, spectators began massaging his name. Djokovic fans respond right away with elbows of”Novak!”
Djokovic seeks another French Open championship along with a 19th major title, which would leave him one behind the men’s record total of 20 held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
In the semifinals, Djokovic outlasted Nadal in an epic match, while Tsitsipas needed five sets to beat Alexander Zverev.
Former Roland Garros champions Bjorn Borg and Jim Courier will present the French Open trophies after Sunday’s men’s final.
Borg won the championship six occasions from 1974-81 while Courier won it twice, in 1991 and’92.
After taking out 13-time winner Rafael Nadal from the previous round, Novak Djokovic is bidding to get a 19th major title in the French Open final.
The top-ranked Serb takes on fifth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, a 22-year-old from Greece appearing in his first Grand Slam final.
Djokovic is trying to collect his seventh trophy at the past 11 major tournaments. He can become only the third man in tennis history with two titles from each of the four Grand Slam events.
Weather conditions in Paris are perfect for the last match of this year’s championship, with blue sky and day temperatures of 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius).
Barbora Krejcikova has completed a titles sweep in Roland Garros.
Playing fellow Cezch participant Katerina Siniakova, they won the doubles final 6-4, 6-2 Sunday against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Iga Swiatek of Poland.
She’s the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to complete the singles-doubles names sweep at Roland Garros.
They also won the Wimbledon title that season.
She’s teaming up with fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova contrary to Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Iga Swiatek of Poland at the doubles final.
Krejcikova and Siniakova won the trophy together at Roland Garros at 2018. Mattek-Sands and Swiatek are playing only their third tournament together and knocked out the top-seeded set in the next round.
If Krejcikova wins, she will become the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to complete the singles-doubles names sweep in Paris.
Swiatek was the defending singles champion in Paris but bowed out in the quarterfinals this year.