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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2Spain Rafael Nadal7,285
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,175
4Serbia Novak Djokovic5,805
5Switzerland Roger Federer4,765
6Canada Milos Raonic4,150
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8Austria Dominic Thiem3,895
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,785
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,040
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13Belgium David Goffin2,785
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
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16France Gael Monfils2,545
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19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,110
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