Novak Djokovic’s response when asked what it’s like to hold all four grand slams
Novak Djokovic reflects on his historic French Open win in Paris
Novak Djokovic found it difficult to describe what it feels like to hold all four grand slam trophies after his French Open win on Sunday.
The world No1 came from a set down to beat Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to win his 12th major title and become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams at once.
It marked Djokovic’s first Roland Garros title as he completed the career grand slam.
And the Serb admitted that he found it hard to believe that he had managed to achieve the feat.
“It’s incredibly flattering to know that Rod Laver is the last one that managed to do that,” Djokovic said.
“There are not many words that can describe it. It’s one of the ultimate challenges that you have as a tennis player.
“I’m very proud, very thrilled, obviously.
“But it’s hard for me to reflect on what has happened before and what’s going to happen after.
“I’m just so overwhelmed with having this trophy next me that I’m just trying to enjoy this moment.”
Djokovic appears to be aiming high, however, as he was asked about the possibility of winning all four grand slams in a calendar year.
“I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I really think everything is achievable in life.
“Winning this trophy today gave me so much happiness and fulfilment. I’m trying to grasp and I’m trying to cherish these moments right now.
“Whether or not I can reach a calendar slam, that’s still a possibility. But I don’t think about it right now.
“Right now I just try to enjoy this experience of winning the trophy that I never won before.”