Irritated and looking out to surrender, Novak Djokovic has relentlessly managed to safe his 8th Australian Open title beating his squad of three musketeers respectfully to the bottom. Trailing Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for many of his profession, Djokovic grew to become the primary man within the tennis world to win a Grand Slam title in three a long time.
Djokovic beat Thiem in an unforgettable four-hour showdown in a match that spanned 6-Four 4-6 2-6 6-Three 6-4. Djokovic has notably by no means misplaced a finale in Melbourne.
“Clearly at this stage of my profession, grand slams are those I worth probably the most,” stated Djokovic. “They’re those I prioritize. Earlier than the season begins, I attempt to set my kind, form for these occasions the place I could be at my prime tennis, psychological and bodily talents.”
Other than the spectacular units that Djokovic placed on show, the unhealthy boy of tennis additionally had a run-in with senior chair umpire Damien Dumusois. The obvious showdown went on due to a distinction of opinion between the unhealthy boy and the Frenchman owing to a time penalty challenge.
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Issues nonetheless turned “bodily” as Djokovic touched Dumusois’s shoe whereas returning to renew play. After taking a seat to maybe get again within the zone, he informed Dumusois, “Nice job man. You made your self well-known, Effectively performed.”
Djokovic is commonly identified for his quips on and off the sphere. Credit score to Dumusois as he didn’t select to additional penalize Djokovic for making contact with him, making certain issues didn’t escalate.
“I assumed that the second violation was not vital,” stated Djokovic. “The primary one, advantageous, no downside. The second, it’s simply not vital underneath the circumstances for an skilled chair umpire. I assumed in all probability he might have reacted just a little bit higher in that state of affairs.”