Novak Djokovic burnished his claim to be the greatest men’s tennis player of all time as he became just the third man to win all four Grand Slams twice with a battling five set victory over Greek fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final.
Serbian top seed Djokovic recovered from a two set deficit to win 6-7 (6-8) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 on the clay of the Court Philippe-Chatrier for his 19th Grand Slam crown.
The 34-year-old Djokovic’s greater experience shone through as 22-year-old Tsitsipas wilted in his first Grand Slam final.
The victory moves Djokovic one major title behind the men’s record jointly held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Djokovic, who previously won at Roland Garros in 2016, has become the first man to win all four Grand Slams twice since the fully professional Open era began in 1968.
The world number one will have the opportunity to move level on 20 titles with his great rivals Nadal and Federer when he defends his Wimbledon crown later this month.