French Open 2016 Men's Finals: Results, Stats for Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray

Tom Beck@@twjbeckContributor IJune 6, 2016

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain's Andy Murray in four sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, June 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Novak Djokovic claimed his first-ever French Open title after coming from behind to down Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday in Paris.

The World No. 1 was forced to take the contest to four sets after suffering a slip-up in the opening set of the encounter. Djokovic fought back spiritedly to secure his fourth consecutive Grand Slam title and move to joint-third in the all-time rankings with Roy Emerson on 12 triumphs.

The Serbian has now won six of the previous eight majors and is hunting down a calendar slam—only once achieved in the Open Era by Rod Laver in 1969.

Per the Telegraph, Djokovic is now just the third player in men's singles history to hold all four titles consecutively.

French Open Final 2016: Key Statistics
Novak DjokovicStatAndy Murray
4Aces5
3Double Faults3
76/110First Serve % In55/119
26/33Net Points Won13/24
7/14Break Points Won3/10
41Winners23
37Unforced Errors39
122Total Points97
RolandGarros.com

French Open success has been absent on the 29-year-old's significant haul of achievements throughout his career, mainly due to the former World top seed Rafael Nadal's overwhelming dominance on the clay surface in the French capital.

Alastair Grant/Associated Press

Per Paul Vinnell of Sky Sports, Nadal—a nine time Roland Garros winnermissed this year's competition due to a wrist injury, having last won the tournament in 2014.

Statistician Mohandas Menon detailed Djokovic's long wait for success in France:

A three-time finalist in 2012, 2014 and 2015, the Serb endured a sluggish start against Murray as the World No. 2 coaxed his opponent into multiple errors as the first seven points of the final went against the serving player. 

Two-time Slam winner Murray waltzed to the first set with four aces and a 73.7 win percentage on his first serve, with Djokovic recording just 64.5 per cent of his first-serve points overall.

ESPN Stats & Info detailed Djokovic's path to his first French Open title:

The world's best player struck 41 winners compared to Murray's 23, but it was at the net where Djokovic was at his devastating best, as he won 26 of his 33 points.

It all appeared to be going so well for the Brit during the early stages of the match, as footage from Roland Garros suggests:

Murray's first set would be as good as it got for the 2013 Wimbledon champion, who maintained his level of performance but was powerless to prevent Djokovic's aggressive charge from behind.

The Scot's double-fault second-game decider proved a telling moment in the final, and despite holding for 3-1, Djokovic broke two games later to seal the second set after Murray struck the net with a vicious serve. 

Murray was at the receiving end of 11 winners and was broken twice as he managed just one break point, which he failed to convert.

Michel Euler/Associated Press

The champion grasped the momentum of the game with a firm grip and never let go from that moment. He begun to play some wonderful tennis in the third set, as he brought the Roland Garros crowd to their feet with a magnificent passing double-handed backhand. 

Despite showing some nerves at the business end of the fourth set, Djokovic had already secured two breaks in hand to ease any serious concerns of a collapse.

Just three weeks lapse between the French Open final and the start of Wimbledon—a tournament Murray has fond memories of from his historic title-lift three years ago—Djokovic will enter that event as the reigning champion and favourite, having downed Roger Federer in the previous two finals.

Djokovic will now go in search of a third-straight Grand Slam success this season in his quest for a perfect year on tour.

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