Novak Djokovic made a historic comeback from two sets down in the Roland Garros final on Sunday against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Djokovic won 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to claim his 19th major title and become the first man in the Open Era to twice complete a career Grand Slam. (Roy Emerson and Rod Laver also completed the career Grand Slam twice.)
The World No. 1 is just the sixth player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a Grand Slam championship match. It is the fifth time it has happened at the clay-court major.
Two-Set Comebacks In Grand Slam Finals (Open Era)
Previously, Bjorn Borg (1974), Ivan Lendl (1984), Andre Agassi (1999) and Gaston Gaudio (2004) had achieved the feat at Roland Garros. The only player who has rallied from a two-set deficit in a major final outside Roland Garros was Dominic Thiem at last year’s US Open. It has never happened at the Australian Open or Wimbledon.
Djokovic had come back from two sets down five times in his career, including in the fourth round of this tournament against Lorenzo Musetti. But only once had he done so after the fourth round of a major, and that came in the 2011 US Open semi-finals against Roger Federer.
Djokovic’s Two-Set Comebacks
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