No.1 seed Serbian rebounded from two sets down to hit consecutive winners to overcome the No.5 seed Greek in the five-setters(6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4).
It was not a piece of cake for Djokovic to win the title this year on Parisian clay. He played two back-to-back four-hour and 30-minute matches against the most formidable opponents on clay, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas, within 48 hours.
“He Was Coaching Me, Literally”: Novak Djokovic on Young Fan
After a great Roland Garros championship match against Tsitsipas, Djokovic pleased a child prodigy on the stand by awarding his racquet. The young fan reacted priceless after receiving a valuable gift from the World No.1 tennis player. And also, the remarkable moment has been going viral on social media.
When asked about the delightful minutes with a young fan in the post-match press conference, Djokovic said, “He was in my ear the entire match basically, especially when I was two-sets-to-love down.”
The 19-time Grand Slam champion further explained, “He was encouraging me. He was actually giving me tactics, as well. He was like, ‘Hold your serve, get an easy first ball, then dictate, go to his backhand.’ He was coaching me, literally.”
Novak Djokovic is a notable tennis player to express gratitude towards supporters, especially the crowd on the stand. His post-match celebrating gestures are unique in the sports world as well.
“I found that very cute, very nice. So I felt like giving the racquet to the best person after the match. That was kind of my gratitude for him sticking with me and supporting me,” Nole also added.
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