The Serbian professional tennis star,Novak Djokovic has won his 17th grand slam title and record-extending eighth Australian Open title after defeating world No. 4 Dominic Thiem
With this, Djokovic is now World. No 1 and the first man in the Open Era to win a grand slam title in three decades.He win against his Austrian opponent in an enthralling 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 victory after three hours, 59 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.
Novak Djokovic has also taken his Grand Slam tally to 17, and he is two away from Rafael Nadal and three away from Roger Federer.
No other player has won a men’s major title since Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka won the US Open title in September 2016.
Djokovic said emotional winning speech: “I would like to say this is a reminder that we should stick together more than ever,” Djokovic told the 15,000 crowd.
“Stay close to the people who love you. There are more important things in life.”
“I’ve been watching videos of Kobe and his family every single day since that happened, and it’s devastating,”
“I would like to start by saying a huge congrats to Novak, an amazing achievement. It’s unreal what you and your team are doing, throughout all these years. You, and also two other guys [Nadal and Federer] have brought men’s tennis to a complete new level and I’m really proud and happy to compete and be a part of these times. I fell short today, but I hope to get revenge soon.
“I have experienced such huge support throughout these two weeks… It is one of the best events in all sports and I am looking forward to returning next year.”