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Delpo, Laver among those to congratulate the Serbian
Novak Djokovic had to dig deeper than he has ever dug in the past, but the 32-year-old Serbian still found a way to win his record-extending eighth Australian Open title and 17th Grand Slam crown on Sunday in Melbourne.
Djokovic came back from two sets to one down for the first time in a major final to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 over three hours and 59 minutes. Fellow ATP Tour players, former players and legends of the sport took to social media to congratulate Djokovic on his historic achievement.
Idemo!!! @DjokerNole 🏆🙌
— Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) February 2, 2020
Congratulations @DjokerNole, champions always find a way and you did again tonight. It was a magnificent final. Dominic, your time will come make no mistake. Keep fighting hard, you’re a real star.
Congrats to Novak and his team! What a start to 2020 for him? @AustralianOpen
?￢ﾚﾡ️? @ Melbourne https://t.co/KmdufpwYaR
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) February 2, 2020