Novak Djokovic excited by "golden opportunity"

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Novak Djokovic describes Sunday's French Open final encounter with Rafael Nadal as a "golden opportunity" to hold all four Grand Slam titles in the same year.

Novak Djokovic has revealed that he is excited by his "golden opportunity" to make tennis history in the French Open final on Sunday.

The world number one, who beat Roger Federer in Friday's semi-final, is bidding to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

However, the Serbian has to overcome defending champion Rafael Nadal who is looking to reach another landmark with a seventh triumph at Roland Garros.

"I have a golden opportunity to make history," said Djokovic. "This motivates me and inspires me."

The 25-year-old is also expecting the match on Court Phillipe Chatrier to be an emotionally-draining one.

"Considering matches that we've played against each other in the last 15 months I expect another emotional match," he added.

Djokovic has won two of his previous 13 meetings against Nadal on clay.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,540
2Serbia Novak Djokovic9,735
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,195
4Canada Milos Raonic5,080
5Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
6Spain Rafael Nadal4,115
7France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,480
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,410
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,375
10Switzerland Roger Federer3,260
11Belgium David Goffin3,245
12France Gael Monfils3,190
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,925
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,261
16Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
17Australia Nick Kyrgios2,075
18United States Jack Sock2,060
19France Richard Gasquet1,920
20Alexander Zverev1,895