Novak Djokovic will look to make history, while Andy Murray will try to win his third Grand Slam when they collide in the French Open 2016 final on Sunday at Philippe-Chatrier Court.
Djokovic, the top-seeded player in the world, will look to finally bag the French Open title that has eluded him for his entire career. The Serb superstar will try to complete a career Grand Slam and become the third player to hold all Grand Slams at once, following the footsteps of legends Rod Laver and Don Budge.
The 28-year-old superstar will be playing in the French Open final for the fourth time. He lost to Rafael Nadal in 2012 and 2014, and also bowed to Stan Wawrinka in last year’s final. Djokovic said that he has been waiting for the chance to redeem himself, expressing hope that lady luck will finally smile on him.
“I put myself in a position in which I wanted to be in of course ever since last year’s final,” Djokovic said in a press conference via French Open’s official website. “I was hoping that the clay-court season would be successful in the other tournaments, but mostly in this one.”
On the other hand, Murray is also expected to go all out, as he is aching to win his third Grand Slam in his first Roland Garros final appearance. The British tennis superstar recently defeated Djokovic in the Rome Masters final in May, but he is expecting a tougher challenge in the French Open 2016 final.
“We have had some really big battles in the slams before on all the other surfaces,” Murray, who is behind 23-10 in his head-to-head battle with Djokovic, told Irish Examiner. “I’m sure it will be the same again on Sunday.”
French Open 2016 Final Where to Watch: TV Schedule And Live Stream
The French Open 2016 final will be shown live on NBC starting 9 p.m. ET. It will also be available through live stream via NBC Sports Live Extra. Complete Day 15 schedule can be seen on the tournament’s official website, while live scores can be viewed on this link.