Novak Djokovic Dominates Australian Open

Novak Djokovic won his 10th Australia Open.

by Arian Gil, Staff Writer

His performances throughout a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title, plus his return Monday to No. 1 in the ATP rankings, indicate Novak Djokovic is still in the game.

Djokovic could finish his career with the most Grand Slams, most titles and most weeks at the top of the leader board. This last win was also his 93rd career title, and it moved him back to world No. 1. Djokovic’s victory at the Australian Open leveled him to Rafael Nadal on 22 Grand Slam titles.

And it’s not just winning the most Grand Slam titles that Djokovic has in his sights, there’s also the record for most titles won and most weeks spent at the top. “I think a lot of the challenges around Novak is that he gets a bad rap but at the end of the day, I don’t think anyone can question his athleticism,” Craig Tilley said on SEN. Although he has had a great season, he received a hamstring injury  from the tournament’s outset and even admitted he wasn’t able to practice in between games. He had his leg heavily strapped throughout the early rounds, but it lessened as the tournament went on. He described it as going “through hell” with his treatment and recovery, but said he was always determined to play on.

Novak winning his 10th open.