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Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic: Five important facts on French Open men's final

The Serb has dropped just one set on his way to the final, while the Scot lost 6.

Andy Murray vs Novak Djokovic: Five important facts on French Open men's final

New Delhi: The two best tennis players on the planet - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray - go head-to-head in Paris in a bid to create history.

Both men are yet to win on Roland Garros' clay, making it one of the most-anticipated final in French Open history.

The Serb has dropped just one set on his way to the final, while the Scot lost 6.

Murray, who recently ended his association with coach Amelie Mauresmo, will be relatively confident of beating the World No. 2 despite a poor head-to-head record.

Before arriving in Paris, Murray beat Djokovic 6-3, 6-3 to capture the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome title.

As the two men switch to battle mode again, here are five key facts on the 2016 French Open final.

  • It will be the seventh meeting between Djokovic and Murray in a Grand Slam final. Djokovic has a 7-2 win-loss record against Murray in all rounds at the Grand Slams, and a 4-2 win-loss record in finals. The only player Djokovic has beaten on more occasions than Murray at a Grand Slam is Roger Federer (nine times).
  • Djokovic is looking to become just the eighth man -- and second oldest -- to complete the career Grand Slam after Andre Agassi, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Rafael Nadal and Fred Perry. Only Budge and Laver have completed a calendar year Grand Slam -- Budge in 1938 and Laver in 1962 and 1969.
  • Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam title that Djokovic has not won. He has won 11 Grand Slam titles -- at the Australian Open in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, Wimbledon in 2011, 2014 and 2015, US Open in 2011 and 2015. Having won the 2016 Australian Open, Djokovic is looking to become the first man in 24 years to hold the first two legs of the calendar Grand Slam.
  • Murray is a two-time Grand Slam champion, having defeated Djokovic in the final on both occasions. He became the first British male Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry won the 1936 US Open at the 2012 US Open, before becoming the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title in 2013.
  • Murray is attempting to become the second British man to win the Roland Garros title after Fred Perry, who won the title in 1935. Murray is just the third British man to reach the final since the event became international in 1925 with Bunny Austin a runner-up in 1937.

(With Agency inputs)
 

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