With this victory, Djokovic now has 15 Grand Slam titles and is at third place in list of most number of Grand Slams in men’s singles. He also went past American great Pete Sampras’s tally of 14 Grand Slam titles. Novak Djokovic Pens Emotional Tribute to His ‘Tennis Father’ Niki Pilic, Calls Him His Life Mentor.
“These are the kind of matches that you live for: finals of Slams, playing the greatest rivals at their best,” said Djokovic after dismantling Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 in a lopsided 83 minutes in Friday’s semi-final, talking about facing Nadal in the final. Naomi Osaka Wins Australian Open 2019, Beats Petra Kvitova in the Final 7-6(2), 5-7, 6-4; Becomes WTA World No 1.
It was the 53rd meeting of two giants of the games and their eighth in the final of a Grand Slam. Djokovic is a whisker ahead with 28 victories to Nadal’s 25. But tonight was Djokovic’s night as he lifted his seventh Australian Open title and outclassed Rafael Nadal.