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Novak Djokovic wins elusive French Open

Novak Djokovic wins elusive French Open

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 by beating Andy Murray, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, on Sunday. 

This was the top-seeded Djokovic's 12th appearance at Roland Garros, and his fourth final, and after being stymied over and over in years past, he managed to cast aside a shaky opening set to dominate No. 2 Murray the rest of the way, buoyed by a supportive crowd that repeatedly chanted his nickname, “No-le!” 

When his victory was over, Djokovic used a racket to etch a heart in the red clay that had given him...

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