Novak Djokovic Defeats Dominic Thiem To Be Crowned Eight Time Champion Of The Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic defeats Dominic Thiem 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, coming back from two sets to one down for the first time in a Grand Slam final...

The 32-year-old Serbian emerging victorious after a thrilling 4 hours battle with Thiem on Sunday, captured his 8th Australian Open title, having won it in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 and now 2020. Also making it his 17th career Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic has won all finals he has played at the Australian Open making him the King Of Melbourne.

Fifth-seed Dominic Thiem who is still looking forward to winning a first Grand Slam title says after the disappointing defeat to Djokovic;
"I would like to start with a huge congrats to Novak. Amazing achievement and to all your team. Unreal what you have been doing all these years. I'm proud and happy I can compete in these times and period of tennis. I fell short but I hope I can get revenge soon.
"We also saw before and during the event there are more important things in life. We saw what this beautiful country had gone though. We saw all the people affected and the wildlife - we hope they can recover soon and a disaster like this never happens again.
"I experienced such a huge support during these two weeks. Thanks to those who come to the event, I also send my wishes to those affected by the Australian bysg fires".... Says the 26-year-old Austrian.

2nd seed Djokovic speaking after the overwhelming victory;
 "I would like to start by saying congratulations to Dominic for an amazing tournament, it was a tough match but you were very close to winning it.
"You have a lot more time in your career and I am sure you will get Grand Slam trophies.
"I would like to thank my team, my family, my brother is here - thank you for coming all the way to Australia for some quality brother time and hopefully you enjoyed it."

"This tournament sets a high standard for all the others, definitely my favourite in the world, and I am blessed to hold this trophy once again."

He also spoke consigning the devasting incident that has happened this year 2020, The bushfires in Australia, the conflicts in parts of the world and the tragic passing of one of his mentor "Kobe Byrant"...
"This is a reminder to all of us that we should stick together more than ever."

The victory for Novak Djokovic will now see him reclaim the world number spot. He has now won eight Australian Open, one French Open, five Wimbledon and three US Open titles, making it 17 titles in total, drawing him closer to third in the list of players with the highest Grand Slam titles, with Roger Federer in first with 20 titles and Rafeal Nadal with 19 titles each.

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