It is a moment that the young boy will remember all his life.
Moments after overthrowing the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in 4:11 of play), who led two rounds to nothing Sunday in the Roland-Garros final, Novak Djokovic made a simple gesture that provoked immense joy: that of offering a young boy behind him, at the bottom of the stand of the Philippe-Chatrier court, the racket with which the 34-year-old Serb won his second. Parisian tournament after 2016.
Amazing moment of Novak Djokovic handing his French Open title winning racket to a young boy.
- Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 13, 2021
"He was the best person I could give it to as a sign of gratitude"
The boy, overjoyed after having the precious object, at first seemed not to believe it, before exploding his happiness captured by the television cameras.
A memorable moment, that the lucky one was probably able to celebrate with his parents, who came to kiss him a few seconds later while the boy was smiling from ear to ear.
“He was in my ear the whole match, he gave me tactics, Djokovic had fun after the match, at a press conference.
I found it very cute, really adorable.
So I gave him my racquet, he was the best person I could give it to as a token of gratitude.
At the moment they will NEVER forget ❤ # RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/wa9CUzta0N
- Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 13, 2021
The world number one, he won this Sunday Porte d'Auteuil his 19th career Grand Slam title, to come back a length of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer (20 titles each). “Djoko” also became the first player in the Open era to win each of the four Majors twice. A feat achieved with a racket that is already worth gold.