Novak Djokovic creates history with French Open final win over Andy Murray
With the win, Djokovic has become the he first player after Don Budge and Rod Laver, to hold all Grand Slams at the same time since 1969.
New Delhi: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1,6-2, 6-4 to win his maiden French Open title on Sunday at Roland Garros.
The Serb, who suffered a heart-breaking loss against Stanislas Wawrinka in last year's final, fought back after losing the first set and shattered world no. 2 Murray's dreams of winning third Grand Slam title.
With the win, Djokovic has become the first player after Don Budge and Rod Laver, to hold all four Major titlles at the same time since 1969.
Murray ousted defending champion Wawrinka in the semis, a match which many believed was one of his best in Grand Slams.
The World No. 1 was delighted after his comprehensive win.
"It`s a very special moment, the biggest of my career," said Djokovic, one of only eight men to complete the career Grand Slam and who had lost his previous three finals in Paris.
"I felt today something that I never felt before at Roland Garros, I felt the love of the crowd."
Djokovic imitated former three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten by drawing a giant heart in the Paris clay before collapsing inside it.
"I drew the heart on the court, like Guga who gave me permission to do. My heart will always be with you on this court."
Playing in his 20th final at the majors and sixth in succession, the Serb superstar also became the first man since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the Australian and French Opens back-to-back.
Victory also allowed Djokovic to stretch his winning record over 29-year-old Murray to 24-10 overall and 8-2 in Grand Slams.
Murray, the first British man in the final in Paris since Bunny Austin in 1937, remains with two Grand Slam titles as he failed to become the first winner of the French Open since Fred Perry 81 years ago.
"What Novak`s achieved in the last 12 months is phenomenal, winning all the Grand Slams in one year is an amazing achievement. It`s so rare in tennis, and for me personally, it sucks to lose the match," said Murray.