Paris: Novak Djokovic got the better of Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 for a historic Roland Garros title on Sunday and in the process cemented his place in Grand Slam history by becoming the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam.
Meanwhile, the Serbian became only the third to hold all four major crowns at the same time, joining Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 & '69).
"It's a thrilling moment," said Djokovic. "One of the most beautiful I have had in my career... It's incredibly flattering to know that Rod Laver is the last one that managed to do that. There are not many words that can describe it. I'm very proud and very thrilled,” said Djokovic after the win.
He won his 12th Grand Slam championship in total, drawing level with Roy Emerson for fourth place on the all-time title list. In addition, the Serbian is the first player since Jim Courier in 1992 to hold the first two majors of the year, by winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
Players To Hold All Four Majors At Same Time
Don Budge: 1938
Rod Laver: 1962 & '69
Novak Djokovic: 2015-16
Players To Achieve Career Grand Slam
Don Budge: 1938 Roland Garros (22 years, 357 days)
Rod Laver: 1962 US Open (24 years, 32 days)
Rafael Nadal: 2010 US Open (24 years, 101 days)
Fred Perry: 1935 Roland Garros (26 years, 15 days)
Roger Federer: 2009 Roland Garros (27 years, 203 days)
Roy Emerson: 1964 Wimbledon (27 years, 244 days)
Novak Djokovic 2016 Roland Garros (29 years, 14 days)
Andre Agassi: 1999 Roland Garros (29 years, 38 days)