Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray: All you need to know about the French Open Men's Final

FP Sports June 05, 2016 16:22:37 IST
Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray: All you need to know about the French Open Men's Final

Paris: The top two seeds Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic meet in Sunday's French Open final, with both men seeking their first title in Paris. Here's a look at all the numbers and facts behind their rivalry.

Novak Djokovic (SRB #1)

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray All you need to know about the French Open Mens Final

Novak Djokovic is aiming for his 12th Grand Slam title. AFP

World ranking: 1

Age: 29 (22/05/1987)

Career titles in total: 64

Career Grand Slam titles: 11 -- Australian Open: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016; Wimbledon: 2011, 2014, 2015; US Open: 2011, 2015

- The world's best player by far but is still seeking a first French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam. Has been the runner-up at Roland Garros on three occasions. Has already become the first player to win $100 million in prize money at this Roland Garros.

Andy Murray (GRB #2)

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray All you need to know about the French Open Mens Final

Andy Murray is gunning for his 3rd Grand Slam title. AP

World ranking: 2

Age: 29 (15/05/1987)

Career titles in total: 36

Career Grand Slam titles: 2 -- Wimbledon: 2013; US Open: 2012

- Murray is a three-time semi-finalist and goes into the final having defeated Djokovic on clay in the Rome final in the build-up to Roland Garros. Is first British man in the Paris final since Bunny Austin in 1937. Fred Perry was last British champion in 1935.

Head-to-Head

Djokovic and Murray have met 33 times, with the Serb leading the head-to-head by 23-10.

In Grand Slam finals, Djokovic has won four of their meetings while Murray has won only two.

Paths to Final:

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1)

1st rd: bt Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

2nd rd: bt Steve Darcis (BEL) 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

3rd rd: bt Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 6-2, 6-3, 6-3

4th rd: bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x14) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5

QF: bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x7) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3

SF: bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x13) 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

Andy Murray (GBR x2)

1st rd: bt Radek Stepanek (CZE) 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5

2nd rd: bt Mathias Bourgue (FRA) 6-2, 2-6 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

3rd rd: bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO x27) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3)

4th rd: bt John Isner (USA x15) 7-6 (11/9), 6-4, 6-3

QF: bt Richard Gasquet (FRA x9) 5-7, 7-6 (7/3), 6-0, 6-2

SF: bt Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3) 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Five facts on the French Open men's final:

- It will be the seventh meeting between Djokovic and Murray in a Grand Slam final. Djokovic has a 7-2 win-loss record against Murray in all rounds at the Grand Slams, and a 4-2 win-loss record in finals. The only player Djokovic has beaten on more occasions than Murray at a Grand Slam is Roger Federer (nine times).

- Djokovic is looking to become just the eighth man -- and second oldest -- to complete the career Grand Slam after Andre Agassi, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Rafael Nadal and Fred Perry. Only Budge and Laver have completed a calendar year Grand Slam -- Budge in 1938 and Laver in 1962 and 1969.

- Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam title that Djokovic has not won. He has won 11 Grand Slam titles -- at the Australian Open in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, Wimbledon in 2011, 2014 and 2015, US Open in 2011 and 2015. Having won the 2016 Australian Open, Djokovic is looking to become the first man in 24 years to hold the first two legs of the calendar Grand Slam.

- Murray is a two-time Grand Slam champion, having defeated Djokovic in the final on both occasions. He became the first British male Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry won the 1936 US Open at the 2012 US Open, before becoming the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon title in 2013.

- Murray is attempting to become the second British man to win the Roland Garros title after Fred Perry, who won the title in 1935. Murray is just the third British man to reach the final since the event became international in 1925 with Bunny Austin a runner-up in 1937.

(With inputs from agencies)

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