"This is the biggest victory of my life." That was Novak Djokovic after winning his record extending tenth Australian Open. Considering the devastating performances the Serbian great posted while scything one opponent after another on his way to the finals, and outclassing Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets with a 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(5) scoreline at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday, offers some perspective on just how tough his journey to claim his 22nd Grand Slam title really was.
The 35-year-old's 10th Australian Open title takes him alongside his great rival Rafael Nadal on a men's record 22 majors. In doing so, Djokovic also returns to the summit as world No.1.
"This has been one of the most challenging tournaments I have played in my life," stated Djokovic. "What a journey it has been for my family, my team and myself."
At 35 years and 252 days old, Djokovic is now the third-oldest man in the Open Era to win the Australian Open.
Holding the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup once again, it's the Serbian's 10th major since turning 30, extending another mind-boggling Open-Era record in his favour.
On Monday, Djokovic will begin his 374th week as world No.1 to extend another men's record.
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