World No.1 Novak Djokovic put in a dominant performance to demolish Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 and clinch the Australian Open title for a record seventh time. By the virtue of this victory, Djokovic clinched his 15th Grand Slam title. It was the first time World No. 2 Rafael Nadal lost a Grand Slam final in straight sets.
The Spaniard looked out of touch from the beginning of the match, on the other hand the Djokovic dominated the play and did not make many errors. After the match, Rafael Nadal concluded by saying, “I’m going to keep fighting.” He also thanked his fans and congratulated Djokovic for the incredible win.
Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis. The Serbian world number one dominated the Spanish second seed to win his 15th Grand Slam title in just 2hr 4min on Rod Laver Arena. It put Djokovic, 31, out on his own ahead of Roger Federer and Roy Emerson, who both won six Australian Open men’s singles titles. Djokovic dropped to his knees and kissed the ground after vanquishing his greatest rival.
“I’m just trying to contemplate on the journey in the last 12 months,” said an emotional Djokovic, pausing for breath to compose himself and not become tearful.
“I had the surgery exactly 12 months ago,” he added, referring to an elbow operation that saw him slump out of the world’s top 20 before bouncing back to win Wimbledon and the US Open.
“To be standing now here in front of you today and managing to win this title and three out of four Slams, this is amazing. I am speechless.”