Novak Djokovic says he’s grateful to a young boy who offered vocal support and advice throughout the Roland Garros final.
Amazing moment of Novak Djokovic handing his French Open title winning racket to a young boy. pic.twitter.com/zOHOXa53bp
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Moments after Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets, he gave his racquet to the youngster in the stands, who jumped up and down in excitement at the gesture.
Djokovic says the boy shouted encouragement even when he faced a two-set deficit, and even had coaching tips.
“I found that very cute and very nice,” Djokovic said. “To give the racquet to the best person was him. That was my gratitude for him sticking with me.”