The weekend's winners and losers

Andy Murray of Great Britain throws his hat following his defeat during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic. Photo / Getty Images.
Andy Murray of Great Britain throws his hat following his defeat during the Men's Singles final match against Novak Djokovic. Photo / Getty Images.

Who were the winners and who were the losers from the sporting weekend? Chris Rattue make his picks.

WINNERS

Novak Djokovic

Won on the French Open clay for the first time to 'join the immortals' as one headline put it after securing his 12th grand slam. He is the first man since Aussie Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all the grand slams at once, and just the eighth to have won the four big titles.

Shaun Johnson

The Warriors halfback will have a much easier time reading the papers and social media this week after bouncing back to good form in a big victory against a poor Broncos side at Mt Smart.

Steve Sumner (ONZM)

Honours recognition at last for the New Zealand football legend, who is fighting prostate cancer. Leading the part-time All Whites into the 1982 World Cup finals is one of the greatest captaincy feats in New Zealand sports history.

LOSERS

Andy Murray

First he struck Roger Federer. Now it is Djokovic. The Scot, or is that Brit, has lost eight of 10 grand slam finals including five to the Serbian master. But Murray was also a winner after the French Open with his extensive praise for Djokovic. "It sucks to lose the match. I'm proud to be part of today."

Leicester City

The break up has started, after the Foxes' stunning English Premier League title. Star striker Jamie Vardy is set to join Arsenal, in a $42m deal. The 29-year-old late bloomer, who played non-league football for most of his career, will get over $200,000 a week at the Gunners.

Serena Williams

Tennis great Billie Jean King says 22-year-old Spaniard Garbine Muguruza's French Open victory against the usually dominant Williams represents a changing of the guard. "The kid's got such power and she wants it. Her backhand's just phenomenal, and her forehand too."

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