Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to claim first French Open title

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World Number One tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia defeated Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1,6-2, 6-4 to win his maiden French Open at Roland Garros, Paris. It is his first French Open title and completed the career Grand Slam. 

It was his 12th major title and with this victory he joins 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.

Playing in his 20th final at the majors and sixth in succession, he also became the first man since Jim Courier in 1992 to win the Australian and French Opens back-to-back. Through this victory he also stretched his winning record over 29-year-old Murray to 24-10 overall and 8-2 in Grand Slams.

Andy Murray said that "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."

Winners in other categories :

Men’s doubles title : Spanish pair of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez won the Men’s doubles title of 2016 French Open by defeating Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan pair from US with a score of  6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3.

Women’s singles title : Garbine Muguruza from Spain won the Women’s singles title of 2016 French Open by defeating Serena Williams of United States with a score of 7–5, 6–4.

Women’s doubles title : French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic won the Women’s doubles title by defeating Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina with a score of 6–3, 2–6, 6–4.

Mixed doubles title : Leander Paes from India and Martina Hingis from switzerland bagged the Mixed doubles title by defeating Sania Mirza  (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)  with a score of 4–6, 6–4, [10–8].

French Open (Roland Garros) :

The French Open which is often referred to as Roland Garros is a major tennis tournament held at  Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France over  two weeks between late May and early June.

It has been named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

It is the premier clay-court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam event held on clay and ends the clay-court season.

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