Novak Djokovic wins Roland Garros in his fourth final, and he become the eighth man in history to complete the career Grand Slam.
Djokovic fought back from a set down to beat Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 6-4 over three hours and five minutes. As a result, Nole also becomes the third man ever to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, joining American Don Budge and Australian Rod Laver in a quite remarkable feat.
Djokovic said: “In the last point I don’t even remember what happened. It was really one of those moments where you just try to be there.
“It’s like my spirit has left my body and I was just observing my body, fight the last three, four exchanges, going left to right and hoping that Andy will make a mistake, which has happened. [It was] a thrilling moment. One of the most beautiful I have had in my career.”
“I entered the court quite prepared. I started well in the first game and then I dropped four games. Nerves kicked in. I needed a little bit of time to really find the right rhythm and start to play the way I intended, which happened in the beginning of the second and practically till 5-2 in the fourth set.
“It was flawless tennis. I really felt like I played on a high quality and putting a lot of pressure on Andy’s serves and just trying to hang in there.”
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