Entering Sunday’s French Open final, Novak Djokovic had won 11 Grand Slam titles but needed to overcome Roland Garros to claim a career Grand Slam. After he dropped the first set to Andy Murray on Sunday, it looked like he might continue to wait, but he came back to win each of the next three sets and become the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam.
Djokovic now holds all four Grand Slam titles and is just the third man in history to do that. He joins Rod Laver (twice) and Don Budge.
He became the fourth man to win the Australian Open and French Open in the same calendar year and the first since Jim Courier in 1992. His 12 Grand Slam titles are tied with Roy Emerson for fourth in men’s tennis history.
This final was the fifth time Djokovic won a Grand Slam final after dropping the first set. That ties Bill Tilden for most such wins by a men’s player.
Since the start of 2011, Djokovic has won 11 Grand Slam titles and lost 11 Grand Slam matches.
He is 28-2 against top-10 opponents since the start of the 2015 US Open, and he has more titles (17) than losses (9) since the start of 2015.
What about Andy?
Murray falls to 2-8 in Grand Slam finals, the worst win percentage by a male player in Grand Slam history. He falls to 2-5 against Novak Djokovic in Grand Slam finals, including three straight losses since his win at Wimbledon in 2013.
This loss means Andy Murray has lost in his first attempt to win each Grand Slam tournament. He lost his first US Open final in 2008, his first Australian Open final in 2010 and his first Wimbledon final in 2012. The good news for Murray is he went on to win Wimbledon and the US Open.