French Open 2021 Final: Stefanos Tsitsipas held on to his nerves to win the tiebreak and take the first set 7-6 against Novak Djokovic.

French Open Final Live: Novak Djokovic played against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Italian Open recently.© AFP


Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will face Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open 2021 men’s singles final on Sunday at Court Philippe-Chatrier. For Djokovic, a win would secure him a 19th major and also make him the first man in over 50 years to win all four Grand Slam titles twice. Djokovic defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7(7)-6(4), 6-2 in a thrilling semi-final encounter while Tsitsipas edged past Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the other semi-final. Djokovic leads head-to-head five games to two against Tsitsipas, with his recent win coming in the Italian Open quarter-final last month, 4-6 7-5 7-5. 

French Open 2021 men’s singles final Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas live updates from Court Philippe-Chatrier in France

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  • June13202120:00 (IST)
    2nd Set Starts, Tsitsipas Breaks!

    Tsitsipas starts the second set exactly where he left off at the end of the first.

    Breaks Novak’s serve in the opening game of the second set.
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  • June13202119:54 (IST)
    Tsitsipas Wins 1st Set!

    Tsitsipas’ incredible performance under pressure helped him win the tiebreak and claim the first set 7-6 (8-6)

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  • June13202119:50 (IST)
    Where Is This Set Going?
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  • June13202119:44 (IST)
    Intense Tiebreak!

    Tsitsipas took a 4 point lead in the tiebreak but Novak closed the gap with two back-to-back points.

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  • June13202119:41 (IST)
    Tiebreak As Novak Is Broken!

    Tsitsipas shows that he’s no pushover.

    Levels the set 6-6. Tiebreak Now!
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  • June13202119:40 (IST)
    Three Break Points For The Greek!

    Tsitsipas gets three break points.

    Can the greek level the scoreline?
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  • June13202119:38 (IST)
    World Number Now For You!
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  • June13202119:35 (IST)
    Tsitsipas Broken!

    Djokovic breaks Tsitsipas in the 11th game.

    Djokovic to serve out for the first set!
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  • June13202119:33 (IST)
    Break Point!

    Break Point for Djokovic now.

    How the fortunes have tilted so quick. Tsitsipas hanging on.
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  • June13202119:28 (IST)
    Set Saved By Novak!

    Djokovic comes up on top in the longest rally in the most important point of the set.

    Stuff of Champions!
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  • June13202119:26 (IST)
    Set Point For Tsitsipas!

    Tsitsipas needs one more point to take a one set lead.

    Huge point coming up.
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  • June13202119:25 (IST)
    Can Tsitsipas Break Serve?

    Tsitsipas making it hard for Novak to hold serve in a crucial game.

    15-30 in the opening set at 4-5 with Tsitsipas leading.
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  • June13202119:19 (IST)
    Back On His Feet!
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  • June13202119:18 (IST)
    4-4, Opening Set!

    Djokovic back level 4 games to all.

    Both players showing no signs of nerves here. (4-4, Opening Set)
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  • June13202119:16 (IST)
    Bjorn Borg Spotted!

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  • June13202119:12 (IST)
    Djokovic Falls Nasty!

    Djokovic takes a nasty tumble while returning a timely placed drop shot by Tsitsipas.

    World number one up and ready again.
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  • June13202119:09 (IST)
    Djokovic Showing Class!

    Djokovic not burning any sweat for now.

    Closes his game without dropping any points. 3-3 (No break of serve, opening set)
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  • June13202119:05 (IST)
    Stefanos Holds On!

    Tsitsipas holds on to a tight game.

    Takes a 3-2 lead in the opening set. (No breaks)
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  • June13202119:01 (IST)
    Drop Shot Winner!
    Djokovic putting on a show here!
    Closes his second game without a point dropped with a drop shot winner. (2-2)
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  • June13202118:57 (IST)
    Tsitsipas Takes Lead!

    Tsitsipas makes a statement with a relatively better service game.

    Finishes it off with an Ace.
    Tsitsipas leading 2-1 (No Breaks)
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  • June13202118:54 (IST)
    Long Rally!

    Tsitsipas wins a crucial opening point of his second service game.

    Wins a volley winner after strong baseline shots.
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  • June13202118:52 (IST)
    Strong Service!

    Djokovic races to a 30-love lead. Serving calmly.

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  • June13202118:51 (IST)
    Tsitsipas Holds!

    Tsitsipas takes 1-0 lead and hangs on in a seven-minute opening game.

    Djokovic to serve.
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  • June13202118:50 (IST)
    Break Point Saved!

    Second break point saved by Tsitsipas.

    Deuce.
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  • June13202118:49 (IST)
    Tsitsipas Winner!

    Tsitsipas comes in with a huge single-handed backhand winner with Djokovic on advantage.

    Deuce again.
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  • June13202118:48 (IST)
    Deuce Again!

    Tsitsipas still holding on somehow. 

    40-All
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  • June13202118:46 (IST)
    Backhand Winner!

    Novak hits a backhand winner as Tsitsipas serve is under the hammer from the start.

    40-All 
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  • June13202118:45 (IST)
    Pressure By Novak!

    Djokovic putting the Greek’s backhand under pressure with deep baseline shots. 

    15-30 (opening game)
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  • June13202118:43 (IST)
    Double Fault!

    A double fault to start with by Tsitsipas.

    0-15
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  • June13202118:42 (IST)
    Match On!

    Both players are in the middle. Chair umpire conducting the toss!

    Tsitsipas will serve while Djokovic to receive in the opening game of the opening set.
    Match On!
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  • June13202118:35 (IST)
    Almost There!

    Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7(7)-6(4), 6-2 in a thrilling semi-final encounter while Tsitsipas edged past Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the other semi-final.

    What can we expect here?
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  • June13202118:30 (IST)
    The Final Preview!

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  • June13202118:29 (IST)
    Tsitsipas Prepping!

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  • June13202118:20 (IST)
    Novak Seems Ready!

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  • June13202118:17 (IST)
    Are You Ready- The Big Final!

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  • June13202118:14 (IST)
    All Fired Up- Novak!
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  • June13202118:13 (IST)
    Djokovic vs Tsitsipas, French Open 2021 Live Score

    Hello and welcome to the live blog for the French Open men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas from the Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris, France. 

    While world number one Djokovic is aiming to secure his 19th Grand Slam, Greek Tsitsipas will be looking for revenge after a quarter-final defeat in the Italian Open last month against the same opponent.
    With all to play for, we can expect the battle on clay to go all the way. So, sit tight and follow our regular updates!
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