PARIS (AFP) – Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray meet in a seventh Grand Slam final on Sunday with the clock ticking on their French Open title aspirations.
World number one Djokovic, the winner of 11 majors, is bidding for a first French Open to become just the eighth man to complete the career Grand Slam.
Victory on Sunday would also give him the ‘Novak Slam’ as he already holds the Wimbledon, US and Australian Open titles.
But the 29-year-old has lost all three finals he has made in Paris.
Murray, also 29 and a rival of Djokovic since their junior days, has previously fallen three times at the semi-final stages.
‘‘It’s obviously a very big match for both of us. Novak trying to win the career slam and me trying to win my first French Open,’’ said Murray, aware that even Roger Federer needed 11 visits to Paris to win his first and only French Open.
When Federer finally broke through – and completed the career Grand Slam in 2009 – he was already 27.