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Novak Djokovic es el flamante campeón de Roland Garros 2016.

How The 2016 Roland Garros Final Was Won

ATPWorldTour.com breaks down the 2016 Roland Garros final

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, appearing in his fourth Roland Garros final, became the eighth player in tennis history to complete the career Grand Slam on Sunday. By winning his first title on Parisian clay over No. 2-ranked Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, the Serbian captured his 12th major crown.

The 29-year-old Djokovic is only the third player in tennis history to hold all four Grand Slam championship titles at the same time, joining Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962, 1969), who watched the final from the tribunes.

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Djokovic opened up the angles of the court to break Murray to love in the first game. However, it wasn't until the seventh point of the match that a server won their first point. Murray immediately broke back with a lob winner, as both players used the drop shot as an offensive weapon in the cool, heavy conditions.

Murray grew in confidence. His defence was solid in winning four straight games, as Djokovic tried to hit precise shots.

Sensing danger, Djokovic began to step into the court to press Murray in baseline rallies. Murray held on to clinch the 45-minute opener. In the 26 previous occasions he had won the first set at Roland Garros, the 29-year-old Scot had never lost a match. Murray is 9-4 (and 2-1 in Grand Slam championship finals) versus Djokovic when taking the first set.

The last time Djokovic lost the first set in a Grand Slam final was to Roger Federer at 2014 Wimbledon.

Although Djokovic was forced to dig deep in the opening game, saving one break point, his error count began to drop. In slowing down play and moving closer to the baseline, Djokovic started to dictate as the momentum of the match shifted. A double fault from Murray at 30/40 gave Djokovic a 2-0 lead, which prompted a reaction from Boris Becker courtside. As Murray held for 1-3, Djokovic had committed just three unforced errors.

Djokovic made Murray uncomfortable in longer rallies, capitalising on any ball that landed in the service box. The Serbian switched up the direction of his backhand, breaking from his normal tactic of striking cross court, to keep Murray on his toes. Djokovic also won 72 per cent of his first service points, a jump from 68 per cent in the first set, and hit 11 winners.

Murray attempted to press, but Djokovic was unburdened in the early exchanges of the third set. Breaks of serve in the third and fifth games propelled Djokovic into a 4-1 lead. There was little Murray could do.

At 4-1, Djokovic relied on his serve to get him out of trouble in a nine-minute service game. He first recovered from 15/40, then saved two further break points to frustrate Murray. Through three sets, Murray had hit 16 winners. But only six had come in the second and third sets.

Djokovic, sensing his chance, moved closer to history as he broke Murray's serve to 15 in the opening game. Murray's passive play, particularly on his forehand, was in stark contrast to his aggression in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia final win over Djokovic last month.

In rallies over nine strokes, Djokovic was completely dominant. Murray, the first British man in the Roland Garros final since Bunny Austin in 1937, saved one break point to stay in touch at 2-3. But against the world's best returner, who always makes his opponents play one extra shot, the pressure became unbearable. Djokovic broke Murray to love for a 5-2 advantage, pumping his left fist to his team courtside.

Serving for the championship, Djokovic showed his first sign of nerves at 5-2, 15/30. Murray went on to take his chance, breaking serve with a cross-court forehand winner to silence the pro-Djokovic crowd.

The enormity of what was at stake became apparent to Djokovic at 5-4, when, wracked with nerves, he was unable to convert two championship points. Having promised his first coach, Jelena Gencic, that he would one day win the Roland Garros title, the Serbian was finally able to control his emotions to complete the career Grand Slam when Murray hit a backhand into the net.

Falling to the ground in celebration, Djokovic joined Fred Perry, Budge, Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi, Federer and Rafael Nadal in the history books.