Former Australian tennis player Sam Groth believes that world No. 1 Novak Djokovic proved at the Australian Open that he is still a dominant force in the men's tennis. Djokovic, who now has 18 Grand Slam titles in his collection, handed a straight-set defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final to claim a record ninth title at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic suffered a muscle tear in the third round against Taylor Fritz but continued the tournament and ended up winning it all. "Novak is an incredible tennis player, and at the start of the event I called another Novak win, as well as a huge 2021 season.
My comments this summer have had ZERO to do with his tennis. He proved again last night his tennis is on another level," Groth said in a Twitter post.
Djokovic happy after his latest success
Djokovic is set to overtake Roger Federer for most weeks spent at No.
1 and he is two Grand Slams away from tying the all-time Grand Slam held by Federer and Nadal. "I enjoy the success every single time even more because I know that the longer the time passes, the more difficult it’s going to become for me to get my hands on the major trophy because you have new young players coming up that are as hungry as you, maybe even hungrier,” Djokovic said.
“They’re coming up and they’re challenging me and Roger and Rafa. (We) have been mostly dominating the slams in the last 15 years. "I don’t feel like I’m old or tired or anything like that.
But I know that, you know, biologically and realistically things are different than they were 10 years ago for me. I have to be smarter with my schedule and peak at the right time. So the slams are the tournaments where I want to be able to perform my best”. Djokovic will now certainly be hoping to win his second French Open title at Roland Garros this year.