In the last decade, we have seen dominance in tennis like never before.
In the ensuing trophy ceremony, Murray would note Djokovic’s command of Melbourne Park, saying: “There’s very few people who’ve managed to do what he’s done tonight. A very well-deserved champion. So well done, again.”
To a delightedly cheering crowd, Djokovic couldn’t stop beaming as he held the trophy in his arms.
“What a joy, to win this title again. … It’s my favorite Grand Slam, my most successful Grand Slam, I love this court,” he said.
It’s obvious why.
He slips and slides and squeaks and glides on the blue composite surface at the Happy Slam. His topspin forehands seem to bounce uncomfortably high at his opponents’ chests, and his flattened backhands whip across the net at unreachable, lightning speeds.
Congratulations to Novak Djokovic. Can he make it seven Down Under like his fellow contemporaries have at their respective domains? Only time will tell.