Novak Djokovic put it eloquently what it was like just before he beat Andy Murray to win his first French Open. Djokovic squandered a chance at 52 then had a second opportunity at 54 which he cashed in on his third championship point.
“In the last point I don’t even remember what happened,” Djokovic said. “It was really one of those things, moments where you just try to be there. It was like my spirit has left my body and I was just observing my body. Fight the last three, four exchanges, going left to right and hoping that Andy will make a mistake, which has happened. And, yeah, a thrilling moment. One of the most beautiful I have had in my career.”
Watch his full answer here: https://youtu.be/6YKQXQtWzfQ
Djokovic now has done something Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have done, and that is win four straight Grand Slam events. And he’s just the third to do it after Rod Laver and Don Budge.
“It’s incredibly flattering to know that Rod Laver is the last one,” Djokovic said. “There is not many words that can describe it. It’s one of the ultimate challenges that you have as a tennis player. I’m very proud, very thrilled, obviously.
“But it’s hard for me to reflect on what has happened before and what’s gonna happen after. I mean, I’m just so overwhelmed with having this trophy next to me that I’m just trying to enjoy this moment.”
And with this title, he’s now two from a Calendar Slam!
“I don’t think about it right now,” Djokovic said. “Right now I just try to enjoy this experience of winning the trophy that I never won before.”
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