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My name is Mitch Marinus and I will keep you informed about the men's final at Roland Garros between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipás.



  • Roland Garros

  • Djokovic-Tsitsipas

  • Men's final

  • Standings in sets: 1-2

in 4 days

Game Djokovic!

1-2 (3-0)



We don't really see Tsitsipás as we know him.

He hits the ground hard with his racket and he will no doubt feel like it slips out of his hands.

Djokovic is 3-0 in this fourth set.

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Equal in points, not (yet) in sets.

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AuthorRoland-GarrosMoment of places15: 59 - June 13, 2021

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Game Djokovic!

1-2 (2-0)



Things no longer work for Tsitsipás, at the start of the fourth set he immediately gives away his service game.

Will we get another smooth set win for Djokovic?

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Break Djokovic!

1-2 (1-0)



Djokovic has just seen his opponent being treated and the Serb's confidence will only grow further.

He immediately places a break in the fourth set.

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The party resumes!

Tsitsipás has a clean shirt and the physio is also off.

The Greek can serve himself.

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Tsitsipás gets a treatment from the physio and so the game is stopped for a while.

in 4 days

Set Djokovic!

1-2 (6-3)



It's certainly not over in Paris.

Djokovic has regained his level and is back in the game.

One break turned out to be enough in set three: 6-3.

Does Djokovic come alongside in set 4 or pull Tsitsipás at the longest end.

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The number one in the world in his red shirt.

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-2 (5-3)



Djokovic, who has just exchanged his white shirt for a red shirt, has no answer this time to a drop shot from the Greek.

Tsitsipás will at least postpone Djokovic's set win for a while.

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Game Djokovic!

0-2 (5-2)



Djokovic has surprised one of his opponents with a drop shot more often in recent weeks and even now Tsitsipás does not count on the Serb's specialty.

Djokovic is one game away from winning the set.

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-2 (4-2)



Tsitsipás doesn't let it go in this third set: he comes back to 4-2.

It is noticeable that there are few long rallies in the last games, so that the games also take less time.

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Game Djokovic!

0-2 (4-1)



The number one in the world can't just be beaten and he seems well on his way to winning the set.

He keeps his service game convincingly.

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Break Djokovic!

0-2 (3-1)



He hardly cheers, but Djokovic has his break!

He needed no less than five chances.

Tsitsipás suffers a loss of service for the second time this match.

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The conditions are ideal for the public in Paris, where it is about 27 degrees Celsius.

The match now lasts exactly two hours.

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Game Djokovic!

0-2 (2-1)



Now the roles have turned and Tsitsipás' ball comes just outside the lines.

Djokovic therefore comes to 40-30 and then he manages to finish it to keep the initiative in this third set.

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-2 (1-1)



Djokovic shakes his head in dissatisfaction.

After a short check by the referee, his last ball appears outside the lines, so that Tsitsipás also keeps his service.

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Game Djokovic!

0-2 (1-0)



Djokovic keeps his own service game and can still hope for a comeback.

For now, however, Tsitsipás has everything under control.

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Set Tsitsipas!

0-2 (2-6)



The Greek may have dreamed of his first Grand Slam title tonight and that dream is getting closer and closer to reality.

He is 0-2 ahead in sets against the number one in the world.

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Everything seems to be on Tsitsipás' side at the moment.

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Author Roland-GarrosMoment of places14: 53 - June 13, 2021

in 4 days

Break Tsitsipas!

0-1 (2-5)



Tsitsipás gets three chances to break Djokovic and on his last chance it is hit.

The Greek is heading for a 0-2 lead in sets.

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Game Djokovic!

0-1 (2-4)



The first ace of this second set comes from Tsitsipás, who takes 2-4 in the second set thanks to this love game.

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Game Djokovic!

0-1 (2-3)



Djokovic convincingly keeps his service game, partly thanks to his third ace.

Perhaps this will give him some air and he can fight back.

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-1 (1-3)



The stamina of both men will of course also play a role, but for now Tsitsipás has everything under control.

He is 1-3 in this second set.

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Novak Djokovic is having a hard time with 22-year-old Tsitsipás.

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Game Djokovic!

0-1 (1-2)



Djokovic has the experience of enough Grand Slam finals and he seems to be quite calm.

This time, that results in maintaining his service game.

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-1 (0-2)



The 22-year-old Greek is really steaming!

He starts with 15-30 not ideal, but in the end he keeps his own service game: 0-2.

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Break Tsitsipas!

0-1 (0-1)



Tsitsipás has the initiative and thunders on: he breaks Djokovic in a convincing way.

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Set Tsitsipas!

0-1 (6-7)



Tsitsipás has won the first set after a tie-break!

Both men are still fully matched in Paris.

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6-7!

Tsitsipás may be playing his first Grand Slam final, but he doesn't let himself be fooled either.

The Greek now comes to setpoint himself.

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6-6!

Tsitsipás survives Djokovic's set point!

It's already quite a bit of wear and tear and we're only in the first set.

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6-5!

Djokovic needs one more point to win the set.

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5-5!

 Djokovic's backlog has been brushed away!

He can now serve himself.

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4-5!

Djokovic does not let himself be fooled and fights back in this tiebreak for the first set.

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2-4!

Djokovic seems to be fighting back somewhat.

Both gentlemen make an exciting first set, while the fans make themselves heard in Paris.

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0-3!

The first three points go to Tsitsipás and the Greek can now serve himself!

What a lightning start from the Greek.

in 4 days

Rebreak Tsitsipas!

0-0 (6-6)



The Greek breaks Djokovic back and so we go to a tie-break.

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In this compelling first set, Djokovic seems to hand out the first blow.

Can he win the first set now?

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Break Djokovic!

0-0 (6-5)



There is finally the first break of this match!

It may also be an important one, because Djokovic will soon be allowed to serve for the first set.

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Game Djokovic!

0-0 (5-5)



Djokovic survives quite a test!

He prevents a break and set win from Tsitsipás and comes back to 5-5.

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-0 (4-5)



Tsitsipás clenches his fist!

He's got his hands on his first love game of this opening set.

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Game Djokovic!

0-0 (4-4)



Djokovic and Tsitsipás still keep each other in balance.

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Both gentlemen can entertain the audience in Court Philippe-Chatrier just fine for the time being.

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Author Roland-GarrosMoment of places13: 41 - June 13, 2021

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Game Tsitsipas!

0-0 (3-4)



Tsitsipás keeps his serve quite convincingly and both men take a short break.

Djokovic in particular will be ready for that, as he looks at any abrasions he may have suffered on his arms after his stumble from just now.

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Phew, after a fantastic rally, Tsitsipás comes out on top.

The eyes are only on Djokovic, who seems to stumble in a desperate attempt to retrieve the ball.

The Serb goes to the side for a while, but he seems to be able to continue like this.

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