Novak Djokovic in tears after the Australian Open triumph
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Novak Djokovic in tears after his victory at the Australian Open 2023. Immediately after the victory against StefanosTsitsipas in the final, the Serbian champion climbed over to reach his box, his team and his family. Nole collapsed to the ground protected from prying eyes and burst into tears.
The Serbian champion thus released the tension accumulated in these days in Melbourne. The 35-year-old was excluded last year for not being vaccinated against Covid. This year he has collected his 22nd Grand Slam victory in the championships, equaling Rafael Nadal's record.
In recent days, Djokovic has also had to manage the controversy generated by the episode that saw his father Srdjan as the protagonist, with other fans with a flag with Putin's face, at the end of the match against Rublev.
After the match, Djokovic explained: "Under the circumstances it's the most important victory of my life. It wasn't easy for me to play this tournament after what happened last year. It was like a challenge won. I want to thank the Australians and those of Melbourne for the welcome."
The Australian win: Nole got his 10th title, his 22nd Slam
Novak Djokovic wins the Australian Open for the tenth time in his career and reaches twenty-two Grand Slams equaling Rafa Nadal's record.
It didn't end there. In the replay of the Roland Garros final dated twenty-twenty-one with Stefanos Tsitsipas, the Serbian phenomenon perfectly exploits all the shortcomings of the Greek talent and simplistically manages the most important moments in a better way.
Not a new one. Djokovic still closes on 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(4) and despite Wimbledon's 2000 points outside the Best 18 he returns to occupy the first position in the ranking and even surpasses Nadal in the list of titles. Now 93.
After the 2022 case, which shook the whole Serbian environment and ultimately prevented the player from participating in the prestigious Australian event, Nole showed up stronger than ever in this 2023 edition of the Australian Open.
With a smooth and incredible path, the winner of 22 Grand Slam titles has completed the goal of returning to lift that trophy already won nine times.
His night. His court. His trophy. His legacy.@DjokerNole • #AusOpen • #AO2023 pic.twitter.com/1tC4Foanm1 — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2023