Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has called winning the French Open after beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the final on 5 June "one of the most beautiful" moments of his career. The Serb, who won his first title in four attempts, had a feeling about this year's tournament and felt more connected to the fans than he had in the past few years.
"In the last point I don't even remember what happened. It was really one of those things, moments where you just try to be there. It's like my spirit left my body and I was just observing my body. A thrilling moment. One of the most beautiful I have had in my career," he said during the post match press conference.
With the win, the Serb has joined the tennis all-time elite list in two ways. He became only the third player in history to hold all four major titles at one time after Don Budge in 1938 and Australian Rod Laver, who did it twice during his career in 1962 and 1969. He also became the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam, joining Fred Perry, Budge, Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
"I was hoping that this is the year. I felt that kind of support and love from the people around that allowed me to be sitting here with the trophy. That kind of support was very well present at the stadium today."
The 29-year-old has not ruled out on winning the calendar Grand Slam, saying anything is possible in sport. The last man to win that was Laver back in 1969.
"I really think everything is achievable in life. Whether or not I can reach a calendar slam, that's still a possibility. But I don't think about that right now. Right now I just want to enjoy this experience of winning the trophy that I had never won before," he said.