Rod Laver Arena feels like a living room now: Novak Djokovic after winning Australian Open

first_img Next Rod Laver Arena feels like a living room now: Novak Djokovic after winning Australian OpenNovak Djokovic won his 7th Australian Open title after beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final on Sunday. Djokovic, who won his 15th Grand Slam, is now third in the list of most men’s singles Grand Slam titles.advertisement India Today Web Desk MelbourneJanuary 27, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 07:22 IST Novak Djokovic has won all seven finals he has contested at Melbourne Park (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNovak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the final to win his 7th Australian Open titleDjokovic has now won 15 Grand Slam titles, third most in the men’s singles”I am very comfortable playing at the Rod Laver Arena,” Djokovic saidNovak Djokovic, the man of the moment, is “over the moon” after winning the Australian Open title for record seventh time. On Sunday, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets in the final at the Rod Laver Arena for his 15th Grand Slam title.Djokovic was ruthless in his approach throughout the match and broke Nadal five times in his 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory in a match that lasted 2 hours and four minutes.Djokovic has now won all seven finals he has contested at Melbourne Park, including the 5 hour and 53-minute championship match against Nadal in 2012.Members Only15 and Club#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019Djokovic said he feels very “comfortable” playing at the Rod Laver Arena.”It does feel like a living room for me. I am very comfortable playing at the Rod Laver Arena. I have definitely been playing my best tennis throughout my career on that court. Reliving those memories every year when I come back helps me to kind of raise my game to another level. Without a doubt this has been the most successful tennis tournament in my life,” Djokovic said.Congratulations @DjokerNole – King of AO and lots, lots more to come. You make it look easy, it’s not. Your dedication and hard work is there for all to see. More records await. Rocket. #AusOpenRod Laver (@rodlaver) January 27, 2019Happy Slam Smiles #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019″I am, obviously, very happy and over the moon with positive motions,” he said.advertisementDjokovic won his third consecutive Grand Slam since returning from an elbow injury, winning the titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018. This is also Djokovic’s 15th Grand Slam crown.”It’s [Sunday’s final vs Nadal] ranked right at the top of all-time best quality tennis Grand Slam finals that I have ever played. Back-to-back… semi-final against Lukas Pouille and the final against Nadal have probably been the best two matches I have played under the circumstances and I am just grateful to experience this,” Djokovic said.FEDERER RECORD IN SIGHTThe victory in Mebourne Park also helped Djokovic surpass Pete Sampras in the all-time list of men’s singles Grand Slam champions. Djokovic is now third in that list behind Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slams and Rafael Nadal in second place with 17 major trophies.”Playing Grand Slams, biggest ATP events, is my utmost priority in this season and in seasons to come. How many seasons are to come? I don’t know. I’m not trying to think too much in advance.”I do want to definitely focus myself on continuing to improve my game and maintaining the overall well-being that I have mental, physical, emotional, so I would be able to compete at such a high level for the years to come, and have a shot at eventually getting closer to Roger’s record. It’s still far.”[email protected] sent the press into hysterics #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019What does it mean for @DjokerNole to surpass his idol Pete Sampras in Grand Slam titles?#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019A fan didn’t have anything for him to sign, so @DjokerNole took off his jacket, signed it and gave it away #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019SCENES!#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 27, 2019Proudly Serbian @DjokerNole #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 27, 2019Djokovic also thanked the “amazing” fans from Serbia who turned out in great numbers to support their tennis star.”They have been amazing. I just want to thank them for their great support over the years. It’s a big serving community in Melbourne and I have been feeling their love for so many years but this year they have been the loudest that I have experienced,” Djokovic said.Also Read | Novak Djokovic reveals new Aussie slang word he learnt after winning 7th Australia OpenAlso Read | Novak Djokovic was fantastic in the Australian Open final: Rafael NadalAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Novak DjokovicFollow Australian Openlast_img read more