Last year, this time, we thought it was all over for the Serbian professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic. 12 Grand Slams and the last coming in 2016, an illustrious career seemed to be coming to a tame end due to injuries and some bad form. However, what a comeback he has made, proving why he is one of the best in the world. A true CHAMPION!
2018 ended brilliantly for Novak Djokovic, winning the Wimbledon and the US Open, and he has now continued that form into 2019, winning the 2019 Australian Open – the first grand slam of the year. In the final, he completed the victory over Rafael Nadal, beating him in straight sets – 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
The women’s competition was seeds #4 against #8, whereas the men’s tournament went exactly as planned, with #1 Djokovic facing #2 Nadal in the final. Clearly, Djokovic began as the favourite and Nadal announcing a shocking injury a couple of days back didn’t help his cause, as he wasn’t moving around too well on court today.
Djokovic expressed his delight by falling down to his knees after this victory. Nadal was no match for Djokovic today and that’s why the latter is one of the best in the world, if not the best. With this 2019 Australian Open victory, the Serb went on to claim his 15th career grand slam win and not to forget, a record 7th Australian Open title. He becomes the first to do so!
The 31-year old has been brilliant right through, dropping only 2 sets in the entire competition. What a lucky venue this has been for him and he will take the celebrations late into the night tonight in Melbourne. He has won three consecutive grand slam titles and currently, no one in the circuit seems to be any match for him. Will he be able to do four in a row when we move to the French Open later this year?
Nadal lifted the runner-up plate at the ceremony and was emotional when he said, “Many congrats to Novak and his team. He put up an amazing performance tonight. Thank you very much to everyone who made this event possible. Thank you for promoting this sport and making Australian Open one of the best events in the world. It has been a very emotional two weeks for me. Tonight was a painful match and it was not my night, but I really believe that I played a great 2 weeks of tennis and it’ll be a good inspiration for me for what’s coming.”
Djokovic was untouchable in the last fortnight and no one deserved this title more than the Djoker. Unfortunate result for Rafael Nadal, but for those who watched, you would know it was a complete one-sided affair. A game very much dominated from start to end by Djokovic. For more updates on the biggest tennis action across the globe, keep reading ReadScoops.com.
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