Djokovic – “It’s my favorite Grand Slam, my most successful Grand Slam, I love this court,”

February 8, 2013 admin

In the last decade, we have seen dominance in tennis like never before.

Roger Federer’s seven titles on the grass of Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal seemed to be one with the red earth as he also earned seven titles at Roland Garros.

Now there’s another addition: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has stretched himself to a third consecutive Australian Open title and fourth overall on the slow, Plexicushion hard courts.

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.