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World number one Djokovic saw off Monte Carlo Masters champion Tsitsipas to claim the last major tournament before Roland Garros gets underway later this month.

Organisers said the 20-time grand slam winner will be allowed to compete as the tournament prepares to stage what is expected to be the first grand slam without any COVID-19 related restrictions since the pandemic broke two years ago.

Nadal had the opportunity to overtake ‘Big Three’ rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the list of major winners with only a second Melbourne triumph and first since 2009 in Sunday’s showpiece, but he looked to have blown that chance after falling two sets down to the 2021 US Open champion.