Djokovic meets Tsitsipas in French final

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(AP) -- As big a deal, as significant an accomplishment, as it was for Novak Djokovic to eliminate Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals, there is still another match to play in Paris.

And that four-set, four-hour-plus victory over 13-time Roland Garros champion Nadal really won't mean much to Djokovic in the scheme of things if he can't finish the job Sunday by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas, too.

"It's not the first time that I play an epic semifinal in a Grand Slam and then I have to come back in less than 48 hours and play a final. My recovery abilities are pretty good, I must say, throughout my career," Djokovic said. "I know what I need to do. Obviously, Tsitsipas, first time in the finals of a Grand Slam, if I'm not mistaken - for him, it's a great achievement, but I'm sure he doesn't want to stop there."

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Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 11,313
2 D. Medvedev 9,793
3 R. Nadal 9,630
4 D. Thiem 8,445
5 S. Tsitsipas 7,500
6 A. Zverev 6,990
7 A. Rublev 6,090
8 R. Federer 5,605
9 M. Berrettini 3,958
10 D. Schwartzman 3,465
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Rank Player Points
1 A. Barty 10,175
2 N. Osaka 7,461
3 S. Halep 6,520
4 A. Sabalenka 6,195
5 S. Kenin 5,865
6 E. Svitolina 5,835
7 B. Andreescu 5,325
8 S. Williams 4,821
9 I. Swiatek 4,435
10 K. Pliskova 4,345
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