Novak Đoković wins his 10th Aussie Open title for a total of 22 Grand Slams. His tearful celebration was followed by the entire freedom loving world. Melbourne is the land of Đoković.
Last year he was not allowed to play. This year, a hamstring injury could have put in danger Novak winning the crown. However, there was no stopping Nole in taking what was his and becoming the player with the most titles in Melbourne.
The Serb’s outpour of emotions after beating Tsitsipas (6:3, 7:6, 7:6) shows how deeply he wishes to showcase his best tennis. Australian Open, the place where Đoković began his Grand Slam legacy in 2008 is fully defined by the temperamental Serb. Fifteen years later, it is safe to say that no one will repeat these performances at Melbourne Park.
Đoković’ carreer has become defined not only by spectacular victories, but through longevity. Starting Monday Novak will surpass 7000 points at the ATP list, starting his week #374 as Number One. He has already surpassed Federer at 310 weeks, a record formerly believed to be unbreakable. Which means there is now one final record left. The All-Time Number One of tennis, held by the incredible Steffi Graff with 377 weeks at the top.
Novak is to become a record-breaker in the total weeks spent at Number One of tennis and surpass Graff by the final week of February.
Tennis truly is the world of Novak Đoković. We are all just living in it.