Before the 2016 French Open, Novak Djokovic had been trying unsuccessfully to add his name to the exclusive list of Career Grand slam winners that includes Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, and Maria Sharapova.
Despite winning a lot of big tournaments, his impressive trophy case was missing the elusive Roland Garros trophy. He had tried for so many years but Rafael Nadal, the nine-time French Open who has lost only two matches since his Roland Garros debut, kept getting in the way.
2015 looked to be Djokovic’s year after he defeated Rafael Nadal, the favorite, in the quarterfinal match in Roland Garros in 2015. Rightfully so, Djokovic was pegged as the huge favorite to go all the way after dispatching Nadal but Stan Wawrinka did not get that memo as he defeated Djokovic in four-sets final.
Finally, he was able to conquer Roland Garros in 2016 after defeating Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. With this win, he was finally able to cap his career Grand Slam, adding his name to the career Grand Slam exclusive club.
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