Novak Djokovic, who missed the 2022 Australian Open due to covid-19 regulations, returned to the tournament in a grand style.
Novak Djokovic has revealed that the 2023 Australian Open victory is the biggest title win of his life.
The new world number one said this after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on Sunday to clinch the title, a record 10th Australian Open title.
The victory means that Djokovic and his career rival Rafael Nadal have an equal number of Grand Slam men’s titles (22).
After his victory over Tsitsipas, Djokovic buried his face in his towel as he shed tears of joy for being able to overcome all the challenges to win the first grand slam of the year.
He said: “Only the team and the family know what we have been through in the last four or five weeks.
“I would say this is probably the biggest victory of my life, considering those circumstances.”
The Serb tennis legend added: “If I turn back the time two and a half weeks ago, I wasn’t really liking my chance in this tournament with the way I felt with my leg.
“Then it was just a matter of survival in every single match, trying to take it to the next round.
“The good thing about the Grand Slam is you have a day between the matches, so it allowed me to have more time than normal to get myself in somewhat of a good state to play and eventually win.”