Andy Murray: Novak Djokovic won four Grand Slams in a row before

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Andy Murray: Novak Djokovic won four Grand Slams in a row before

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has underlined that winning a Calendar Grand Slam is extremely difficult and acknowledged that Novak Djokovic was extremely close to achieving the feat. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, was on the verge of making tennis history as he would have won a record 21st Grand Slam and a Calendar Grand Slam had he beaten Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.

Djokovic was bidding to become the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same year. The last to do it was Australian tennis legend Rod Laver. "Novak won four slams in a row before. He just hasn't done it in one year.

And this time he was one match short. So it's certainly possible but it's extremely difficult to do," Murray noted, per Tennis Majors.

Djokovic stood no chance against Medvedev

Medvedev handed Djokovic a 6-4 6-4 6-4 loss to win his maiden Grand Slam title.

After the match, Djokovic admitted Medvedev was the better player. "I mean, he was hitting his spots very well. He came out very determined on the court. You could feel that he was just at highest of his abilities in every shot.

He had a lot of clarity what he needs to do tactically. He has executed it perfectly," Djokovic said. "The other hand, I was just below par with my game. My legs were not there. I was trying. I did my best. Yeah, I made a lot of unforced errors.

I didn't have -- no serve really. "If you're playing someone like Medvedev who hits his spots so well, just aces, gets a lot of free points on his first serve, you're constantly feeling pressure on your service games.

"I was below par with everything, to be honest. So just one of these days where unfortunately, yeah, wasn't meant to be."