Australian Open: Novak still the undisputed king of this territory

February 3, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralian Open

  • Novak Djokovic battled through intense pressure from Dominic Thiem to reassert his dominance at the Australian Open Sunday, claiming a record eighth title and returning to world number one in the process.
  • The indomitable Serb stretched his unbeaten streak this season to 13 by rallying from two sets to one down and beating the courageous fifth-seeded Austrian 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a near four-hour ordeal.
  • It was his 17th Grand Slam title, moving him within two of Rafael Nadal and three of Roger Federer on the all-time list. Victory put him alongside his fellow legends as only the third man in history to win eight or more titles at the same Slam after Nadal (12 at the French Open) and Federer (eight at Wimbledon).

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