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French Open 2016 men’s singles final: As it happened

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title and complete career slam.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 5, 2016 10:14:35 pm
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World number 1 Novak Djokovic completed a career slam by winning the French Open title on Sunday. Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to win his first Roland Garros title.

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray Final: AS it happened

2145 hrs IST: He has done it! Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to win his first French Open title. He completes a career slam

2143 hrs IST: Djokovic has a third match points

2141 hrs IST: Murray saves two match points

2130 hrs IST: Murray breaks Djokovic to stay in the match. 5-3 to Djokovic

2118 hrs IST: Murray saves break point to hand in there. Djokovic 3-2 in fourth set

2111 hrs IST: A love hold for Djokovic and leads 3-1 in the fourth set

2107 hrs IST: Murray wins the all important service game and makes it 1-2 in the fourth set

2100 hrs IST: Djokovic holds. He is just easing into it now

2053 hrs IST: Djokovic breaks Murray in the first game of the fourth set

2048 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic wins the third set. Murray’s backhand is just long and it’s 6-2 to Djokovic

2046 hrs IST: Apt

2043 hrs IST: Murray has a game and he is 2-5 in the third

2039 hrs IST: Djokovic wins the mini battle of deuce. Holds. Leads third set 5-1

2033 hrs IST: Guess?

2030 hrs IST: Exceptional play from Djokovic as he returns a drop shot from Murray just inside. Djokovic 4-1

2024 hrs IST: Djokovic holds as Murray nets his backhand. 3-1 to Djokovic

2022 hrs IST: Djokovic with step-in forehand but slips and sends it long. 15-15

2020 hrs IST: Murray nets his volley and give Djokovic the break. It’s 2-1 to Djokovic

2014 hrs IST: A strong forehand from Djokovic and that is a winner. 1-1 the third set

2013 hrs IST: 17 shot rally. A series of slices from Murray but one is wide. Game point Djokovic

2008 hrs IST: Murray with a hold in the first game of the third set. 1-0

2002 hrs IST: Brilliant serve from Djokovic and Murray cannot return it. In 33 minutes, Djokovic wins the second set. 1-1 now

1957 hrs IST: Djokovic is flowing now! Breaks Murray again and the crowd is behind him now. 5-1

1952 hrs IST: Djokovic holds. It’s 4-1 to him in second set

1947 hrs IST: Murray saves two break points and gets the game. 3-1 to Djokovic

1941 hrs IST: Djokovic holds and takes a 3-0 lead

1939 hrs IST: Andy Murray with a double fault and it is 2-0 to Djokovic in second set

1937 hrs IST: Murray serving down 0-30 in the second game

1933 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic holds in second set. 1-0 to him

Andy Murray has never lost to Novak Djokovic after winning the first set. Also, Murray has never lost at French Open after winning the first set

1926 hrs IST: First set to Andy Murray! Novak Djokovic hits the backhand into the net and it’s 6-3 to Murray

1920 hrs IST: Djokovic holds! Serves his second ace of the match and makes it 5-3. Still in favour of Murray

1914 hrs IST: Murray holds! Tough game. Djokovic nets his return. 5-2 to Murray

1911 hrs IST: “Get him out of the box” – shouts Murray as he nets. Deuce again

1910 hrs IST: Murray clearly distracted with a spectator in the players’ box

1909 hrs IST: Deuce for Djokovic. Murray to serve in the 7th game

1905 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic win first game in last five. A strong forehand and Murray’s return is wide. 4-2 to Murray

1900 hrs IST: Andy Murray serves an ace! That is four straight games for Murray after the break in first game. Leads 4-1

1856 hrs IST: Djokovic’s forehand is long and Murray breaks again. He is 3-1 up

1851 hrs IST: Andy Murray with a love hold. Serves an ace and gets a 2-1 lead in the first set

1848 hrs IST: Andy Murray breaks back! Drop set from Murray, Djoko reaches it, Murray sends a lob. 1-1

1843 hrs IST: What a start for Novak Djokovic! He breaks Andy Murray for love in first game and leads 1-0

1840 hrs IST: Who will win?

1831 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are walking on to the Philippe-Chatrier Court

1830 hrs IST: Last time Djokovic and Murray met in a Grand Slam, it was the Australian Open earlier this year

1820 hrs IST: Last year, Novak Djkovic had lost the final to Stan Wawrinka, who was defeated by Andy Murray in the semi-final this year

1815 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic is eyeing is career slam while Andy Murray is contesting in his first French Open final

1800 hrs IST: Novak Djiokovic vs Andy Murray is about to begin. 30 minutes to go

Stamina key as Murray, Djokovic head for ultimate showdown

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The reputations of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as the fittest men in tennis will be rigorously tested when they slug it out on Sunday for the French Open title, at the end of a tournament in which endurance has been a prime asset.

Proud I have managed to reach finals of all four Grand Slams: Murray

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When Andy Murray was dragged to five sets in the opening round of the French Open and then again in the second, it was hard to believe this would be the year when the Scot could end Britain’s 81-year wait for a men’s Roland Garros champion.

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