Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem says he left it all out on the court but still it wasn't enough for him to beat second-seeded Novak Djokovic and lift his maiden Grand Slam title at Melbourne Park. Thiem, seeded at No.
5, was a set away from winning this year's Australian Open title before the 32-year-old Serb stormed back to win 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 and lift his record eighth title at Melbourne Park. The Big Three group -- consisting of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- remain dominant at the Majors as there hasn't been a Grand Slam champion outside the group since Stan Wawrinka won the 2016 US Open title.
"I definitely gave everything I had," Thiem told reporters after the match. "Well, Novak is a part of the three guys who are by far the best players ever. If you a play a Grand Slam final against them it's always going to be a match where very small details are deciding... That happened tonight."