Novak Djokovic rallies to win his eighth Australian Open title

NEWS 02.02.2020 14:03
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Source: AFP

Novak Djokovic clinched a record-extending eighth Australian Open title after beating Dominic Thiem in a thrilling final Sunday.

The Serbian had looked on the edge of defeat but rallied to beat his Austrian opponent in five sets — 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4.
The win takes Djokovic’s grand slam tally to 17, two behind Rafael Nadal and three adrift of Roger Federer.

This was Djokovic’s 78th title in the overall career, which has brought him back to the top of the ATP list of the world’s best tennis players.

He has never lost a finale in Melbourne and has now tallied a 17th major overall to pull closer to the elder pair of Federer and Nadal.