Djokovic etches name in record books with French Open victory

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has etched his name in the history books once again, taking home his first French Open title.

His victory sees him become just the third man in tennis history to hold all four grand slam titles at the same time.

Djokovic was triumphant over old rival Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to claim a 12th career major and join Don Budge in 1938 and Rod Laver, in 1962 and 1969, as the only players to simultaneously possess the French Open, Australian Open, US Open and Wimbledon trophies.


The victory also puts Djokovic halfway to the calendar grand slam, last achieved by Laver 47 years ago.

“It’s a very special moment, the biggest of my career,” said Djokovic after the match.

“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.”