Summary: Novak Djokovic beat Casper Rod in the final of the tournament and made history (Sport 1)
After winning the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic equaled Rafael Nadal with 22 Grand Slams, thus re-opening the never-ending debate about the identity of the greatest tennis player of all time.
Roger Federer has "only" 20 wins, which according to Dominic Thiem, prevents the Swiss maestro from receiving the ultimate honor.
"For me, Grand Slam titles are the leading criterion that determines who is the greatest of all time, these are the four biggest tournaments in the industry," said the Austrian, who won one of these himself - the United States Championship, in 2020.
"Everything else is fine, but what is actually important is Grand Slams, so the greatest player ever will probably be the one who won the most such tournaments."
Regarding Djokovic's performance in Australia, Thiem said: "I'm not surprised, he still looks young. Physically and mentally, the way he moves on the court - it's like he's 25 years old. To be honest, he's the best, so his victory wasn't a surprise ".
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When asked if he himself is able to return to the top, the Austrian, who suffered from a series of injuries in the past two years, said: "I believe so. I'm not there yet, in Australia I had a hard time and I was also injured, but I've already recovered."