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Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to clinch maiden French Open title

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

On 5 June, world number one Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in a hard-fought four-set final to claim his maiden French Open title in Paris.

With his win, Djokovic is now the third tennis player in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles. He has joined the list of legends like Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969), who had clenched Australian Open, US Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon titles. Djokovic is now the eight player in men's history to complete Career Grand Slam.

The grand slam champion overcame a slow start and gradually went through the gears to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 against the Murray in the title clash that lasted for around three hours.

"It's a very special moment, the biggest of my career," NDTV quoted Djokovic as saying after achieving the feat. "I felt today something that I never felt before at Roland Garros, I felt the love of the crowd," he added.

Meanwhile, French fifth seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic won their first Grand Slam women's doubles title with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

-With agency inputs

First published: 6 June 2016, 9:19 IST