Andy Murray throws support behind Novak Djokovic in French Open final: "I hope he can win"

Novak Djokovic will contest the Roland Garros (French Open) final against Ruud and Andy Murray has backed him to get it done and create more history.

The Serbian has a chance to become the first player in tennis history to win 23 grand slams and he's the favourite against Casper Ruud who is excellent on clay but never beat Djokovic before. The Norwegian is 0-4 but he's highly motivated as there is history on the line for him too. He wants to become a grand slam champion from Norway which would certainly cement him as the best tennis player from his country.

Andy Murray won't watch the final because he's playing his own final hoever the Brit thinks it would be amazing to see Djokovic get it done:

"It would be amazing to see him do it on Sunday, I will be supporting him, and I hope he can do it because it is incredible what he has done. I think that was Novak's 45th Grand Slam semi-final which is incredible numbers."

Offering words of encouragement towards Alcaraz

To get in the final, Djokovic had to beat Carlos Alcaraz and Murray had some words of encouragment for him as well. Like Djokovic, Murray thinks that Alcaraz will win multiple slams in his career:

"Alcaraz is obviously going to win multiple slams, I feel like from my experience that when you are coming up against guys who have won 10 or 20 Grand Slams in the final or semifinals, it is different to competing against those players who have not had those experiences. I did not watch the match but the fact that Alcaraz cramped probably suggests that he was feeling some nerves, which is completely normal and understandable in that situation."

The final will begin at 15:00 CET so don't miss it.

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