After the ecstasy and emotion of Novak Djokovic’s record-extending tenth Australian Open triumph on Sunday, celebrations of the Serbian’s ancient achievements rolled over to Monday morning in Melbourne.
Djokovic lifted his twenty second Grand Slam crown to tie Rafael Nadal’s listing of primary titles with a straight-sets victory towards Stefanos Tsitsipas on Rod Laver Enviornment. Simply hours after pleasant his media tasks deep into the night time, Djokovic headed to the gardens of Govt Area, the legitimate place of abode of the Governor of Victoria, for the 2023 champion’s photoshoot with the Norman Brookes Problem Cup.
“The morning after at all times feels nice,” Djokovic stated on Instagram. “Keeping this glorious trophy as soon as once more, for the tenth time, I’m very thankful for all of the improve that I’ve been getting during the last few weeks, right here in Melbourne but in addition world wide.”
Despite the fact that Djokovic is now a 10-time champion on the Australian Open, he stated it used to be simply the second one instance that some individuals of his circle of relatives have been with him for a Melbourne triumph.
“I’m actually satisfied so to percentage some great moments, the morning-after victory, with my oldsters, with my brother, [who] had been right here the primary time I gained a Grand Slam on the Australian Open in 2008,” he stated. “So it’s been a beautiful adventure, 15 years, and simply to have them there makes this win much more particular.
“I’m hoping to be functioning at my easiest once more in Australia, as I’ve thankfully over the process my occupation, subsequent yr as neatly, and let’s have a good time tennis much more.”
Djokovic on Monday started a record-extending 374th week as No. 1 within the Pepperstone ATP Ratings. The 35-year-old returned to best spot for the primary time since final June on account of his Melbourne run, finishing Carlos Alcaraz’s 20-week reign.
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