does not stop making history.
After being deported a year ago, the Serb returned to Australia, won the tournament head-to-head without dropping sets, sweeping Stéfanos Tsitsipas in the final and clinched his 22nd Grand Slam title, reaching the line of Rafael Nadal.
"A huge pride and satisfaction.
When I went to my box, I collapsed emotionally, I was shattered especially with my mother and my brother, when I gave them a hug.
Until then I did not allow myself to be distracted by things outside the track, dealing with my injury, extra-sports things that could disturb my concentration in the game", said the champion after lifting the cup.
And he added:
"It has required me a huge amount of mental energy to stay focused, take things day by day and see how far I could go. If I go back two and a half weeks, I didn't believe in my options because of the way I felt my leg
. It was just a matter of surviving each match, of trying to get it to the next round."
Much more relaxed, after that storm of emotions, the Serbian was interviewed by Alejandro Klappenbach for ESPN and confessed that during the World Cup in Qatar he was an Argentine more
Nole had already declared himself a fan of Diego Armando Maradona.
The day he died, Ten wrote a heartfelt message on his networks.
And now he has shown that he is a fan of Messi and the Argentine National Team.
After winning his 22nd Grand Slam, Nole told the Argentine journalist that he was in the Qatar World Cup final and that, how could it be otherwise, he is a fan of Lionel Messi.
The Serbian was encouraged to sing the hit that sounded in Lusail against France.
Djokovic singing Boys
It is the
tenth Australian Open that Nole has won, historical from whichever way you look at it.
For him, playing in the Aussie land is special:
"Going back to Australia is something I really wanted because I feel great here. My results attest to that. I really wanted to go back, I wanted to play. But of course,
considering the event of the year In
the past, I was a bit nervous about going back to Australia, I didn't know how people would receive me
. But overall it was a very positive experience. Of course things happened, also
the incident in the last few days with my father
, which was not easy to manage for me, especially in the Grand Slam finals. But I had to contain it. That's why I said it took an enormous amount of mental and emotional energy to stay focused."
The 22 Grand Slam and the hunger to go for more:
"Of course I am motivated to win as many Grand Slams as possible. At this stage of my career, these trophies are the biggest emotional factor that I still compete for. It is the case without a doubt. I have never liked to compare myself with others but, of course it's a privilege to be part of the discussion of one of the greatest tennis players of all time.If people see me like that, it's very flattering because I put all my effort and energy into trying more Grand Slams than anyone else.I still have a lot of motivation. Let's see how far it takes me. But I don't want to stop here."
His father's issue with Russia:
"I thought things would have calmed down at the media level, but it didn't. We both agreed that it was probably better that he wasn't there. That hurts me and him a lot, because these are very special and unique moments. Who knows if they're going to be repeated. So it wasn't easy for him. I saw him after the game. He wasn't in the best of spirits, although he was very happy to hug me and everything. I could see he was a little sad. I'm sad too that he wasn't there, in the stands. But he was there for the whole tournament, so it's okay. In the end we had a happy ending."