Roland Garros will haunt Novak Djokovic no longer.
For the first time in his career, the world No. 1 won the French Open and completed the career Grand Slam, defeating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. It was Djokovic‘s fourth straight Grand Slam title and his sixth in the last eight Grand Slams tournaments. This remarkable run of dominance has left him all alone at the summit of the men’s game.
It also left him one step closer to reaching the peak where the best players in history reside, as Dan Wolken of USA Today noted:
He became just the third man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at one time, per Telegraph Sport.
Sunday’s win also removed the rather large monkey from his back that seemed to hop on for the ride every time he stepped on the RolandGarros clay. Before Sunday, he had reached the French Open final three times, only to lose.
ESPN Stats & Information has more on the long road Djokovic took before finally claiming his first French Open title: