Novak Djokovic won’t soon forget the day he captured his 19th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros, and neither will the fan to whom he gifted his championship-winning racquet.

The world No. 1 was coming off of an epic 72 hours that first saw him overcome 13-time champion Rafael Nadal, and then rally from two sets down to knock out Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday.


Greeting his courtside fans, Djokovic passed the racquet along to one lucky youngster, whose unforgettable reaction was caught on camera.

The Serb spoke about the moment after the match.

"I don't know the boy, but he was in my ear the entire match, especially when I was two sets down. He was encouraging and actually giving me tactics as well!

"He was coaching me, literally, and I found that very cute and very nice. I felt like to give the racquet, the best person was him. That was kind of my gratitude to him for sticking with him and supporting me."