Australian Open 2019 Highlights: Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal. (Source: AP)
Australian Open 2019 Highlights: Another match, another drubbing for Novak Djokovic. The Serb was at his utmost best as he surpassed against Spain’s Rafael Nadal to record his 15th career Grand Slam. He defeated the Spaniard 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in straight sets to surpass Roger Federer with most Australian Open titles.
This is Djokovic’s third straight Grand Slam title after winning Wimbledon 2018 and US Open 2018. While lifting the trophy, Djokovic said, “I had a surgery exactly 12 months ago. To be standing here, and lifting this title, this is truly amazing. I am speechless.”
Australian Open Final Highlights: Six-time champion Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet in an Australian Open final featuring the No. 1- and No. 2-ranked players in the world. It's the first time they've met at Melbourne Park since Djokovic won their 2012 championship decider in five sets and 5 hours, 53 minutes _ the longest final in Grand Slam history. Djokovic has won all six previous times he has reached the Australian final. Another victory will give him the men's record for most titles in Australia in his own right. It's a mark he currently shares with Roger Federer and Roy Emerson. Nadal is aiming to be the first man in the Open era _ and the third in history _ to win each of the four Grand Slam titles at least twice.