The Greek held a two-sets-to-love lead on a sun-baked Court Philippe-Chatrier to inch ever so close to glory in his first Grand Slam final.
Unfortunately for Tsitsipas’ legion of fans watching around the globe, the world No.1 Djokovic reeled him in 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday.
The 22-year-old, boosted to a career-high ranking of No.4 next week, is adamant he’ll be back with a vengeance.
“I believe, yes, I'm able to play for titles like this. Despite my loss today, I have faith in my game. I very much believe I can get to that point very soon. I was close today,” insisted Tsitsipas.
“It's very sad because it was a good opportunity. I was playing good. I was feeling good. Yeah, I lost an opportunity to do something better today.
“But I think with the same attitude and if I don't downgrade myself, I see no reason for me not to be holding that trophy one day.”