WATCH Novak Djokovic gives racquet to boy after winning French Open final

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Tournament winner Novak Djokovic of Serbia passes his racquet to a fan as he celebrates after winning his Men's Singles Final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during Day Fifteen of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 13, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic says he’s grateful to a young boy who offered vocal support and advice throughout the Roland Garros final.

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.

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“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.”