Novak Djokovic secured the eighth Australian Open of his career and 17th Grand Slam title after beating Dominic Thiem in five sets on Sunday night.
It wasn’t vintage Djokovic by any means, but the Serbian found a way without playing his best to subdue Thiem’s powerful baseline game and emerge triumphant with a record-extending eighth Australian Open crown.
Djokovic also returned to World No. 1 courtesy of his triumph, giving himself an opportunity to break the all-time weeks at No. 1 record this year, which his currently held by Roger Federer.
Social media of course erupted after Djokovic claimed the title – check out the best reactions below!
Congratulations @DjokerNole, champions always find a way and you did again tonight. It was a magnificent final. Dominic, your time will come make no mistake. Keep fighting hard, you're a real star.
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) February 2, 2020
Idemo!!! @DjokerNole ??
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) February 2, 2020
— Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) February 2, 2020
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) February 2, 2020
Wow @DjokerNole ? congrats!! What a battle ?
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) February 2, 2020
— James Van Leeuwen (@jamesvanleeuwe1) February 2, 2020
#AusOpen 17: Federer
Roland-Garros 17: Nadal
Wimbledon 17: Federer
US Open 17: Nadal
Aus Open 20: Djokovic
13 straight Grand Slams won by the Big Three…pic.twitter.com/R2FMnfxYiB
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 2, 2020
The Djokovic dynasty lives on ?
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) February 2, 2020
February 2nd and Novak Djokovic is 5 points from Matteo Berrettini 2019 qualification ranking to the ATP London finals pic.twitter.com/vaG8S1BpvR
— enrico maria riva (@enricomariariva) February 2, 2020
— Dominic Thiem (@ThiemDomi) February 2, 2020
?⚡️? @ Melbourne https://t.co/KmdufpwYaR
— Janko Tipsarevic (@TipsarevicJanko) February 2, 2020
— Fernando Verdasco (@FerVerdasco) February 2, 2020
Congrats to Novak and his team! What a start to 2020 for him? @AustralianOpen
— Magnus Norman (@normansweden) February 2, 2020
— Nenad Zimonjić (@nenadzim) February 2, 2020