Novak Djokovic became the 2020 Australian Open‘s winner in men’s singles on Sunday, defeating Dominic Thiem in five sets, (6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4) in a match that lasted almost four hours at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
This is the eighth time Djokovic, 32, has won the Australian open and his 17th Grand Slam title overall. Only Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have won more titles, with 20 and 19 respectively.
While accepting his trophy, Djokovic started by congratulating Thiem, 26, for his “amazing” run throughout the tournament. Djokovic paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, wearing a green jacket with “KB” embroidered on it alongside the late NBA player’s jersey numbers.
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