Djokovic Gives Match-winning Racquet To Boy 'with Right Tactics'
Muhammad Rameez 2 months ago Mon 14th June 2021 | 01:20 AM
Paris, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Jun, 2021 ) :Novak Djokovic said he gave away his French Open winning racquet to a young boy watching courtside for "giving me the right tactics".
The world number one claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all four majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
At the end of the four-hour and 11-minute final, the 34-year-old Djokovic handed his racquet to the youngster who was then pictured on tv jumping for joy and in shock at the gesture.
"He was in my ear the entire match basically, especially when I was two sets to love down. He was encouraging me. He was actually giving me tactics, as well," said Djokovic.
"He was like, 'Hold your serve, get an easy first ball, then dictate, go to his backhand.' He was coaching me literally.