Novak Djokovic won the French Open

Novak Djokovic won the French Open final 6-7(6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 against first-time Grand Slam finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas to clinch his 19th Major, 1 title away from Federer and Nadal’s world record. The world number one has also become the first man in the Open era, and third overall, to win all four Majors at least twice.

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The French Open is played on clay, which owes its red colour to the crushed brick which forms the upper layer of the surface. There are three layers in all – one of limestone, one of clinker and one of stone – as well as drainage pipes. Clay is the slowest of surfaces. Along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, the French Open is one of the four historic tennis tournaments which make up the legendary Grand Slam.

The four tournaments all being played on different surfaces: Plexi cushion in Australia,

clay at Roland Garros,

grass at Wimbledon and

Decoturf at the US Open.

The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open are the four Grand Slam tournaments. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open in May/June, Wimbledon in June/July, and the US Open in August/September.

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