Andy Murray‘s aim of ending Britain’s wait for a French Open title will have to wait a little longer after loosing the French Open title to world number one, Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic defeated Andy Murray, taking the title at Roland Garros for the first time with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory. The win completes Djokovic’s career grand slam, as he becomes the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four grand slam titles simultaneously.
This was the seventh meeting between the pair in grand slam finals, with Djokovic, the world No1, coming into this tie with a 4-2 winning record against the world No2. The Serbian was looking to become the eighth man in history to complete a career grand slam, following painful defeats in the 2012, 2014 and 2015 finals in Paris.
The world No1 moved up a gear in the third set, returning relentlessly and striking 13 winners to take the set 6-2. An increasingly forlorn Murray had no answer, surrendering the opening service game in the fourth set, and, though Murray did raise his game with the Serb serving for the match at 5-2, Djokovic completed the job, winning the fourth set 6-4 to claim his 12th grand slam and a place in history.