Muguruza & Djokovic Create Their Own History At Roland Garros

Jun 5, 2016

The 2016 French Open has seen history created with Garbine Muguruza winning her maiden Grand Slam title in the women’s championship and Novak Djokovic finally claiming the elusive title he so earnestly craved in the men’s championship, Muguruza was simply sublime in the championship decider against Serena Williams winning in straight sets, the Spaniard played all out aggressive tennis in a power game we have become accustomed to seeing from Williams herself, the 22 year old has now risen to world No.2 and looks the most likely candidate to topple Serena and become the next world No.1, although she may not have been at her best, Williams didn’t play poorly in this one, sure there was the rumour about the adductor strain but it didn’t appear to hamper Serena as she too played with plenty of power throughout the match, Djokovic got off to a slow and nervous start against Andy Murray dropping the first set but the world No.1 soon found his range and he was simply too good for Murray in four sets, the win saw the 29 year old Serb claim his career Grand Slam and 12th major title and he now holds all four Grand Slam titles at the same time, a feat last achieved by Rod Laver in 1969.

Muguruza and Djokovic are now on different paths however, Garbine has tasted Grand Slam success for the first time and she undoubtedly has the game to win many more, Djokovic has already won twelve majors and is in the prime of his career, however Novak will turn 30 next year and he has several younger up and coming players as well as the older heads who all want to usurp him, it will be fascinating to see the journey of both players as they will both have the opportunity to create even more history in the years ahead, Djokovic currently sits on 12 GS titles alongside Roy Emerson and will now have his sights set on Roger Federer’s haul of 17, but maybe first he will focus on attempting to join Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal on 14, Muguruza made the final of Wimbledon last year so if she can come down quickly off cloud nine in Paris and refocus, then she could possibly back up her French Open performance with yet another strong one at Wimbledon in a few weeks.

With his career Grand Slam now in his pocket, most people will be talking about whether or not Djokovic can go on and win the calendar Grand Slam in 2016, the way he is currently dominating men’s tennis you would have to give him a decent chance, however how much mental energy and focus did this RG victory take out of Novak, only time will tell, as for Muguruza, most of us will be asking if she can maintain her form now that she has reached the heights of Grand Slam success, Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has struggled to maintain her consistency after winning her first GS title in Melbourne so will the same thing happen to Garbine, again only time will tell, it will be fascinating for all tennis fans to watch it all unfold, bring on SW19. :)

Written by: Tono

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