Djokovic gave his racket to a fan who the Serbian champion said had given him advice throughout his five-set epic against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.
In the women's final, unseeded Barbora Krejčíková beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
As Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled to make the French Open final, fans were allowed to break curfew to watch the epic back-and-forth.
Novak Djokovic wished his fellow countryman Nikola Jokic luck in the NBA playoffs while preparing for his French Open semifinal.
Defending champion Iga Swiatek became the latest high profile name to be dumped out of the tournament after she was beaten by Greece's Maria Sakkari.
Some fans initially refused to leave Court Philippe Chatrier in Paris, chanting: "We've paid, we'll stay."
Roger Federer's abrupt withdrawal from the French Open exposed a double standard in how the media covers the biggest stars in tennis.
Daniil Medvedev was unhappy about playing his quarterfinal at night, complaining that the tournament is putting money before fans and players.
Since bursting onto the scene at Wimbledon in 2019, Gauff has gone from strength to strength, and Monday marked a fresh milestone in her career.
McEnroe said Federer should not have played in the French Open if he knew he might not make it through the tournament.
Osaka announced that she had been suffering from bouts of depression when she withdrew from Roland-Garros last week.
Only one of the five top-seeded female players remains in the tournament, while big names in the men's game have also crashed out.
Osaka didn't create the conflict between the overwhelmingly white tennis establishment and its Black women stars; she just protected herself from it.
Brett Favre addressed Naomi Osaka's French Open situation by saying athletes should talk to the media because of the money they make.
An investigation was opened last year after Yana Sizikova appeared to botch a pivotal game in her first-round match at the French Open.
Osaka was slapped with a $15,000 fine and threatened with disqualification after she skipped a press conference for mental health reasons.
The former Olympian Michael Phelps spoke out in support of the tennis champion Naomi Osaka on Thursday, saying she "could help a lot of people."