Serbian Novak Djokovic, world tennis number one with an ambition without limits that allowed him to put a parenthesis to the reign of Rafael Nadal in Roland Garros, will try to win his 19th Grand Slam trophy in the men’s singles final to be played today (from 10 in Argentina; ESPN) against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th favorite), who will look in Paris for his first major.

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Djokovic, 34, settled in the final after beating Nadal (3rd), 13 times Roland Garros champion, the last four in a row, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4 ) and 6-2, in a memorable game that left him one step away from the title.

The Serbian, who won 18 Grand Slam titles in his brilliant career, the previous this year in Australia, will try to be one of the record held by Nadal and the Swiss Roger Federer, both with 20 grand. In addition, Djokovic may be, in the case of surpassing Tsitsipas, the first tennis player of the Open Era to inscribe his name at least twice in the big four, since he conquered Australia on nine occasions, Wimbledon on five, the US Open on three chances and Roland Garros in the 2016 edition.

Of course “Nole” will not take on an easy task, since the Greek Tsitsipas, 22 years old and in his first Grand Slam final after having lost twice in the semifinals, wants to write his own story and made it clear in his previous victory over German Alexander Zverev (6th) 6-3, 6-3. 4-6, 4-6 and 6-3.

The Hellenic reached the semifinals in Australia twice, in 2019 and 2021, and this year he had a very good previous tour on brick dust with a title at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000 and another at the ATP 250 in Lyon, plus a final. in the Count of Godó, in Barcelona, ​​where he fell to Nadal.

The history between the two is led by the Balkan 5-2.




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