Sunday, February 2, 2020

Djokovic is the 2020 Australian Open Champion

It seems the Sunday 2-2-2020 date that is never to occur again suited Serbian Novak Djokovic as he clinches the Australian Open trophy today, beating Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Rod Laver arena over four hours in Sunday’s final for his 17th Grand Slam championship crown.

The win today brings him a notch closer to Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (19) who have won more major singles titles in the sport’s history.

From Monday onward, the Serbian will return to the top of the FedEx ATP Rankings. 32 years old Djokovic will now begin his fifth stint — and 276th week — at No. 1 on Monday. Should he maintain his No.1 [lace spot in 2020, he is projected to pass Pete Sampras (286 weeks at No. 1) on 20 April and Roger Federer (310 weeks) on 5 October to set a new all-time record for most weeks at No. 1.

Watch the final moments that led to Djokovic's win today:

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