For the first time since 1969, a male tennis player holds all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously.
Novak Djokovic became the first player to accomplish the feat since Rod Laver when the Serb won the French Open on Sunday. Djokovic’s 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4 victory over Andy Murray marked the world No. 1’s first–ever title at Roland Garros.
Djokovic now has 12 Grand Slam titles over his career. If he wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, he will become the first male player since Laver in ‘69 to win the calendar–year Grand Slam.
After Djokovic’s victory over Murray on Sunday, the tennis world reacted with a mix of praise, congratulations and admiration on social media. We rounded up some of the best reactions.
Nole the true goat!!— ivo karlovic (@ivokarlovic) June 5, 2016
Idemo Nole! You are making history! Congrats Andy for a great tournament!— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) June 5, 2016
Djokovic will aim for his fifth consecutive Grand Slam title at Wimbledon next month.