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How Novak Djokovic won his 23rd Grand Slam -- and a slice of history

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2023
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History was made at Roland Garros on Sunday as Novak Djokovic won a record 23rd Grand Slam title, the most of any man who has ever played the sport.

Djokovic, 36, began nervously, trailing 3-0 and 4-2 in the first set, with the weight of the occasion seemingly heavy on his shoulders, his feet unusually off balance. But as so often in his career, Djokovic dug himself out of trouble and then pulled away in familiar style to win 7-6 (1), 6-3, 7-5.

As Ruud's final forehand landed wide, Djokovic fell to...

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