Novak Djokovic: Can Australian Open champion become greatest ever?

Novak Djokovic

Australian Open Champion, Novak Djokovic
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The BBC chronicles the mighty Novak Djokovic. Calls him the Lionel Messi of tennis, the ruthless street fighter. I think he’s truly great and giving the sport a great image. True stuff of a champion.

According to the BBC report, “it was a familiar ending, a habitual champion winning once again. The second best player in the world could not topple him, and seemingly no-one can.

“The Big Four is now the Big One.”

Novak Djokovic’s record-equalling sixth Australian Open title was his third consecutive Grand Slam and the 11th of his career, putting him alongside two of the sport’s idols, Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg.

A beaten Andy Murray, comfortably conquered in straight sets, smiled as he reached for the on-court microphone. “I feel like I’ve been here before,” he quipped. Yet what to do about it?

It was the Serb’s fourth win over the Briton in the Melbourne final, and his 11th in their past 12 matches.

But the complex puzzle of how to beat Djokovic in a Grand Slam is not only Murray’s to solve. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, owners of 31 major titles between them, cannot crack the code and neither can anyone else, while the 28-year-old Djokovic has time to improve, to hunt more records, to become the greatest ever.

Read the full report here.


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