By Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Published: 21:32 BST, 9 October 2020 | Updated: 21:57 BST, 9 October 2020
There were some in the cognoscenti that felt Stefanos Tsitsipas could break through the glass ceiling and reach the French Open final on Friday night and they were almost proven right under the lights in Paris.
In the end the 22-year-old Greek ran out of steam against Novak Djokovic having fought back from two sets down to take it the distance in a brutal four-hour encounter inside a fervent Philippe Chatrier.
The world No 1, whose only defeat in 2020 came after he was defaulted at the US Open when a stray ball struck a line judge, ran out 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 winner to join Rafael Nadal, who had earlier beaten Diego Schwartzman, in Sunday's final.
Novak Djokovic roared after edging one of the matches of 2020 to reach the French Open final
Stefanos Tsitsipas came back from two sets down but ran out of steam in the deciding set
Djokovic, 33, has one French Open title to