Judy Murray posts a throwback snap of Novak Djokovic as he wins the record 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the French Open

The legendary tennis coach reminisced about seeing the Serbian player play for the fiirst time when he was 11


Judy Murray posts a throwback snap of Novak Djokovic as he wins the record 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the French Open

Judy Murray (Image Credits: Tennis World USA) and Novak Djokovic (Image Credits: BBC)

Judy Murray, the famous tennis coach and mother to Andy and Jamie Murray, congratulated Novak Djokovic on securing his 23rd Grand Slam title with a photo from his younger days. The 63-year-old reminisced about watching Djokovic face off for the first time against Andy when they were just 11. She also added a β€˜goat’ emoji in her congratulatory message, recognizing his greatness.

ADVERTISEMENT

Minutes after Djokovic won the French Open title on Sunday and became the holder of the most Grand Slam titles, Murray posted the photo on Twitter with a heartening message. It read, β€œThis is what Novak Djokovic looked like when I first watched him play against Andy when they were 11. What an incredible career he has gone on to have. Record breaking 23 Grand Slam titles ….. 🐐 ⭐️ πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€

Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud in the final of the 2023 French Open to win his third title in Paris. The 36-year-old won his 23rd Grand Slam title with this win and went ahead of Rafael Nadal. Djokovic now stands alone as the player with the most Grand Slam titles in men’s singles. The remarkable feat was praised far and wide by fellow and former tennis pros and famous people from all walks of life.

Novak Djokovic winning his 23rd Grand Slam title was the talk of the 2023 edition of the French Open before it began. The Serbian has equaled Nadal’s record by winning the Australian Open earlier this year, and with the Spaniard out of the French Open, the path was clear for Djokovic. His only realistic challenger was Carlos Alcaraz. But with the pair meeting at the semifinal stage, the high-profile clash was to play out before the title decider.

ADVERTISEMENT

Also Read: Novak Djokovic dons a special ’23’ jacket after becoming the man with the most Grand Slam singles titles by winning the 2023 French Open

The story of the 2023 French Open final

Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud (Image Credits: Reuters)

Djokovic rose to the challenge and got the better of Alcaraz in four sets. Djokovic showed his world-class conditioning and outlasted the 19-year-old in a physically taxing game. The final against Casper Ruud saw the Serbian placed as the favorite. But the pressure was still on him to perform in a match with such high stakes.

The tennis world speculated that the pressure had gotten to Djokovic, as he began the match shakily. But he found himself and played brilliant tennis to go from three games down to level it at 4-4. He held his nerve to see the game through to a tiebreak. Djokovic seemed to find another level there as he swept aside Ruud to win by a scoreline of 7-1 to secure the set.

The second set saw Djokovic find his groove and dominate on the way to a 6-3 win. The final set saw Ruud defend his service games valiantly as Djokovic hustled to find a way through. He finally broke Ruud’s serve when it mattered at 5-5. He duly fulfilled his destiny and won the final game, an unforced error by Ruud sealing his fate. Djokovic fell to the ground as the pressure lifted and the significance of what he had just achieved hit home.

ADVERTISEMENT

Incase you missed it:

Emotional Novak Djokovic falls to the ground as he scripts history by winning 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the 2023 French Open

Novak Djokovic hugs wife Jelena and kids Tara and Stefan after historic 23rd Grand Slam title win at the 2023 French Open