Djokovic triumphs at Roland Garros for first time

Novak Djokovic won at Roland Garros for the first time in his career as he defeated Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the final on Sunday.

Before Sunday, Roland Garros was the only grand slam Djokovic had not won in his illustrious career. However, all that changed as the Serb stormed back from losing the first set to win the next three while only dropping seven games in the process.

Murray, who was contesting his first final at Roland Garros, got off to the perfect start as he broke Djokovic twice in the opener to claim it 6-3.

However, the momentum of the match changed hands in drastic fashion as Murray was broken in the second game of the second stanza. The Scot then launched a tirade at a journalist who was supposedly in his line of sight during play and things went down hill quickly from there.

Murray’s biggest enemy on the day was himself. A story tennis fans are all too familiar with.

With Murray on tilt, the second set passed in the blink of an eye as Djokovic won it 6-1.

Having found his groove, Djokovic began bossing the match and Murray’s defeated figure only played into the hands of the Serb. In the third game of the third set Djokovic again broke Murray. That was followed by another break in the fifth game. Djokovic then won the set 6-2.

The match continued in a similar vein in the fourth as Murray continued to chastise himself and Djokovic continued to get better and better.

Having broken twice, Djokovic lead at 5-2 and was serving for a career grand slam. However, he faultered as Murray, with nothing to lose, recorded his third break of the match.

The Scot then won his service game and so it was Djokovic’s second chance to serve for the match.

The Serb succeeded and in doing so earned his first grand slam on clay and his 12th in total.

He is now one of only eight players to have the career slam to his name and is on track to win a calendar slam in 2016.

“It’s really a very special moment,” an emotional Djokovic said after the final.

“Perhaps the greatest moment of my career.”

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