Novak Djokovic Wins French Open To Complete Career Grand Slam
Novak Djokovic enters an elite Tennis list, completing the career Grand Slam with a French Open championship today.
He defeated #2 ranked Andy Murray in 4 sets, starting off rusty, but dominating after that, winning 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory.
Falling to his back, Djokovic pointed to the sky after procuring victory. He becomes the 8th man ever to complete the Tennis Grand Slam, winning all 4 Majors. It also marks his 12th major championship overall, good for 4th all-time.
"It's really a very special moment," a smiling Djokovic said, "perhaps the greatest moment of my career."
Making it more special was the Roland Garros crowd, chanting Djokovic's nickname, "NO-LE! NO-LE! NO-LE!"
Despite being the best player in the world, major championship final crowds have typically rooted against Djokovic. Not today.
"I felt that kind of support and love from the people around that allowed me to be sitting here with the trophy," added Djokovic.
With today's victory, Novak is currently the title holder of all 4 Majors, winning the Austrailian earlier this year, along with Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last year. He's the first man since 1969 (Rod Laver) to accomplish such an honor.