Think about it, no other man playing in the Tennis Open Era (since 1968) has been able to accomplish what Novak Djokovic has now done. According to The Guardian, Novak has now won each Grand Slam title at least two times.
Roy Emerson and Rod Laver are the only other men who were able to accomplish the same, but only pre-1968.
After pulling off a major up setter in the semi-finals knocking Rafael Nadal, the king of clay, out of the competition, Novak continued his onslaught in the finals.
However, it was not an easy win. Stefanos Tsitsipas, world number 5, pressed and pushed Novak to his limit.
But it was not enough to break Novak. He transformed, deploying skill that the tennis community has not seen in a minute.
Tsitsipas bolted out of the blocks securing the first two sets in the Grand Slam finals, 7-6, 6-2. At the end of the 2ndset Novak looked defeated both mentally and physically.
He was down but not out. Novak quickly recharged and started one of the most vital comebacks to win his second Roland Garros Championship.
Novak served and dealt powerful shots onto Stefanos side of the court issuing down the line shots backhand and forehand shots, lobs and drop shots.
The match was nothing short of entertaining. Set 3 had one of the longest points of the entire match lasting approximately 9 minutes. It was a nail biting set point.
Despite the determination by Stefanos to fight every single point, it was no match for Novak’s expertise. Set 3 ended 3-6 in favour of Djokovic.
The last two sets followed suit, ending 2-6, 4-6.
The final score was: 7-6, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 4-6.
After four (4) gruelling hours in the sun, Novak performance out shun the valiant effort made by Tsitsipas. Novak secured his 19th Grand Slam title, while in the process writing his name once again in the History books.