Sunday, won the serb Novak Djokovic Australian Open for the eighth time in his career, but he had to go through one of his toughest finals, before he had defeated austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets.
After four hours of tennis sounded the digits 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Djokovic looked like a loser after having been nedspillet in the third set, and he admits that he had it bad in the australian heat.
He did not hesitate to call it 'one of the toughest finals he had played in the Australian'.
- My energy collapsed completely. I started to feel dizzy, when I threw the ball up. I did not understand what happened, says Novak Djokovic at the press conference after the match.
- I was on the edge to lose the match, and I had it not good. Dominic dominated from the end line, but then, proving that I have the strength to get through the fourth set, and in the fifth set could all things be done, continues the serb.
Novak Djokovic may take a 'medical time out' in the final. Photo: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
The 26-year-old Thiem played drømmetennis along the way, but it was also not in his third grand slam final, to a sport's four major trophies came in the house. The past two years he has lost in the French Open final to Rafael Nadal.
- There is not so much, I could have done differently. Not even in the last two sets, where I gave everything. To make, of course, small errors here and there, but it was decided on small margins, and I regret me not about anything, " says Thiem.
He won in the quarterfinals over Nadal in four sets and also showed in the finals that he can bite spoons with the sport's 'Big Three', which, in addition to Djokovic and Nadal also counts Roger Federer.
Novak is one of the three players with the lengths are the best players ever. I'm just glad that I can compete with them.
- I hope I get my first grand slam title, while still playing, as it will count more, saith the appreciative from the austrian.
Djokovic reached with the triumph on Sunday up 17 grand slam titles. Federer and Nadal have, respectively, 20 and 19.
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