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Djokovic Wins French Open for Career Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic became the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the ball girls following his victory against Andy Murray of Great Britain at the 2016 French Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. 

Novak Djokovic became the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships and finally earned an elusive French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday.

 

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Novak Djokovic celebrates with his coach Boris Becker.

The last man to hold all four major titles simultaneously was Rod Laver in 1969. 

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Djokovic poses with the trophy.

This was the top-seeded Djokovic’s 12th appearance at Roland Garros and his fourth final. 

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Djokovic puts his hand on Andy Murray's shoulder after their match.

Since losing the 2015 final in Paris, Djokovic has won 28 Grand Slam matches in a row. 

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Djokovic lays inside a heart he etched in the clay with his racket after defeating Murray. David Vincent / AP

Djokovic serves the ball.

The 29-year-old Serb’s first French Open trophy goes alongside six from the Australian Open, three from Wimbledon and two from the U.S. Open to give him a total of 12 Grand Slam trophies. 

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Britain's Andy Murray wipes his face as he plays Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on June 5, 2016 in Paris.

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