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'Greatest of all time!' How Twitterati reacted to Novak Djokovic winning maiden French Open


Novak Djokovic has become just the eighth man in history to have won all four of tennis' Grand Slams, after the Serbian World No 1 clinched his first French Open title on Sunday. Djokovic overcame the challenge of Briton Andy Murray in the title clash, winning the tie 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. With it, Djokovic has now won 12 Grand Slam titles, just five short of Roger Federer's record of 17.

Moments after Djokovic hit the final shot to confirm his championship success, Twitter exploded in a flurry of congratulatory messages. Here is a selection of the top tweets:

Big Croat Ivo Karlovic got the ball rolling, calling Djoker the greatest tennis player of all time.

Andy Murray's coach Jamie Delgado was left shattered by Djokovic's performance, but vowed to return stronger at next month's Wimbledon championships.

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson sought inspiration from Djokovic's win.

Dinara Safina, a two-time finalist at Roland Garros, recognised that Djokovic had now done what she couldn't.

The official Roland Garros account acknowledged a new champ

India's Mahesh Bhupathi also backed Djokovic to be named as the greatest player of his era.

Djokovic's coach Boris Becker, himself a tennis star par excellence, directed people's attention to what the world no 1 has just achieved.

Big serving Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, part of many a duel with Djokovic down the years, said the Serb is "making history".

Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who has coached 10 world number 1 players, including Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles, etc, also called Djokovic's achievements "historic".

With Murray and Djokovic clashing for the 34th time on the ATP tour, their respective mothers — Judy Murray and Djana Djokovic — have become fast friends off the court. While the sons were battling on Sunday, the mothers found time for a glass of champagne.

With inputs from AFP

First Published On : Jun 6, 2016 13:35 IST

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