The day has come for the biggest fight of Stefanos Tsitsipas' career. The top Greek tennis player faces Novak Djokovic (16:00, ERT 1, Eurosport 1, LIVE from newsit.gr) in the Roland Garros final.
This is a historic match, as for the first time a Greek tennis player will claim a Grand Slam title in the final. The awesome Stefanos Tsitsipas has driven everyone crazy with his appearances on the ground, showing so far that he has no opponent on the ground.
In the final, Nevertheless, will meet the legendary Novak Djokovic, the world's top tennis player, who, in fact, is in a terrible state, after excluding the "king of the soil", Rafa Nadal.
The two tennis players have been confronted a total of seven times, with Tsitsipas counting two victories and Djokovic five. The only time the two have met in a Grand Slam, except that of Sunday, was in the semifinals of last year Roland Garros, with Djokovic as the winner 3-2, while their most recent showdown was in Rome, which took two days to complete - due to rain- and ended dramatically with the Serb as the winner.
Stefanos Tsitsipas VS Novak Djokovic
2018 Rogers Cup 3rd Round: Tsitsipas - Djokovic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
2019 Madrid Open Final: Djokovic - Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4
2019 Shanghai Masters Quarterfinals: Tsitsipas - Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
2019 Paris Masters Quarterfinals Djokovic - Tsitsipas 6-1, 6-2
2020 Dubai Open Final: Djokovic - Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4
2020 Roland Garros Semifinals: Djokovic - Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1
2021 Rome Open Quarterfinals Djokovic - Tsitsipas 4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Stefanos Tsitsipas can rise to the third place in the world
Djokovic's shocking victory over Nadal in the semifinals gives the Greek champion the opportunity to climb further in the world rankings, after Rafa Nadal in 8.630 grades. So if Tsitsipas wins Roland Garros, will be launched by them 7980 points in 8780 and apart from the first Grand Slam title of his career he will rise to 3rd place and will enter the Top-3 of the world for the first time!
In addition, in Sunday's final, the first place in the ATP Race is "played", concerning the points that tennis players have earned since the beginning of the season. At the moment, the Greek tennis player has gathered 4560 and Nole 4370. If the title goes to Tsitsipas it will reach them 5360, while otherwise the Serb will climb to the top with 5170.