Novak Djokovic speaks highly of Dominic Thiem after Australian Open final


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Novak Djokovic speaks highly of Dominic Thiem after Australian Open final

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic showed his class after winning the Australian Open final as he praised Dominic Thiem and the way he performed in the final. Djokovic, seeded at No. 2, was on the brink of losing a final at Melbourne Park for the first time in his career but he avoided that after coming down from two sets to one down to beat Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic, who broke Thiem once in each of the last two sets fourth, never lost his serve after losing the third set as he saved a break point in the fourth set and two more break points in the decider to complete a comeback win.

The 26-year-old Austrian has once again fallen just short of winning a maiden title at a Major as he is now a three-time Grand Slam runner-up. "Dominic is a fantastic tennis player that plays with tremendous amount of power in his shots, especially from the forehand side,” Djokovic said, per the Australian Open website.

“He uses his slice really well. He disrupted my rhythm in my game at one point. He was a better player. “Probably one point and one shot separated us tonight. Could have gone a different way”.