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Novak Djokovic wins first French Open, completes career Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic won his first French Open title on Sunday to become just the third man in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

Novak Djokovic wins first French Open title, completes career Grand Slam
Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts during his match against Britain's Andy Murray during the men's final match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. Pic/AFP

The world number one beat old rival Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to claim 12th career major.

"It's a very special moment, the biggest of my career," said Djokovic, one of only eight men to complete the career Grand Slam and who had lost his previous three finals in Paris.

"I felt today something that I never felt before at Roland Garros, I felt the love of the crowd."

Britain's Andy Murray reacts during the men's final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016
Britain's Andy Murray reacts during the men's final match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. Pic/AFP

This victory also allowed Djokovic to stretch his winning record over Andy Murray to 24-10 overall and 8-2 in Grand Slams.

Murray, the world number two and the first British man in the final in Paris since Bunny Austin in 1937, remains with two Grand Slam titles as he failed to become the first winner of the French Open since Fred Perry 81 years ago.

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