Sober in his joy after the match point after a controlled final against Stefanos Tsitsipas (6-3, 7-6, 7-6), the king of Melbourne then collapsed in tears with his clan and his family, before remaining prostrate in tears on his chair.
Ravaged by emotion.
A year after his incredible expulsion from Australia, Novak Djokovic won a 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday with a very special flavor… while overcoming an injury.
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“It took enormous mental energy from me. Two and a half weeks ago, because of my leg, I did not give myself a lot of chances of winning the tournament,
“It took enormous mental energy from me.
Two and a half weeks ago, because of my leg, I did not give myself a lot of chances of winning the tournament,
Then, every match was a matter of survival.
(…) When I got into my box, I broke down emotionally and I cried, especially with my mother and my brother when I kissed them, because until that moment I did not allow myself to distracted by everything that was happening off the court: the injury and the rest.
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