By Terry Ashby

Novak Djokovic battled back from a two-sets-to-none deficit against Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the French Open and claim his 19th Grand Slam title.

The 6-7 (8-6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory in Paris put Djokovic within one of matching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most majors in men’s tennis history.

His next opportunity comes in two weeks, when Wimbledon begins. The come-from-behind victory also strengthened Djokovic’s case in the debate over the greatest tennis player of all time.

The Serb is 27-23 against Federer and has a 30-28 edge on Nadal. He is also the only player among them — and the only player in the sport’s modern era — to have won each of the four majors at least twice. (Roy Emerson and Rod Laver did so in the 1960s.)