Djokovic Claims Grand Slam With French Win
Novak Djokovic joined elite company with his first career tournament win at the French Open on Sunday. Djokovic defeated British star Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in his 12th French Open appearance; and fourth finals try in front of a loud boisterous crowd that cheered him on the entire match.
"I felt that kind of support and love from the people around that allowed me to be sitting here with the trophy. That's for sure," Djokovic said. "That kind of support was very well present at the stadium today."
With the win, Djokovic is the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to own all four major championships at the same time. Laver held all four in one calendar year.
Djokovic can now set his sights on Roger Federer's record of 17 major championships on the men's circuit. The French Open title gives him 12 major championships and only two behind Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal.
"It's really a very special moment," Djokovic said, "perhaps the greatest moment of my career."