The Tennis Podcast: 2015/6 – When Stan Became The Man, And Novak Completed The Slam

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In 2015, Novak Djokovic finally scaled his personal Everest – beating Rafael Nadal at the French Open – but still didn’t win the title for the first time.

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A year after he ran into Stan Wawrinka in the final, the Serbian World No.1 finally finished the job, defeating Andy Murray to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

In the latest edition of Roland Garros Re-Lived from The Tennis Podcast, Djokovic’s coach Marian Vajda talks us through his man’s long journey to win that elusive French Open trophy.

He explains how Nadal caused Djokovic to dislike the clay court surface he had grown up on, the shock and sadness he felt after losing to Wawrinka in the 2015 final, the tension ahead of the 2016 final ‘we had to stay two metres away from him like now with social distancing’, and the party they enjoyed after he finally got over the line.

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