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HomeBreaking NewsDjokovic matches Nadal in triumphant Aussie comeback

Djokovic matches Nadal in triumphant Aussie comeback

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By Matt Bungard10:58

A third tiebreaker is looming as Novak Djokovic is forced to deuce, but wriggles out of it to hold – Korda looks as though he’ll do likewise but from 40-15 up he smashes a relatively easy forehand into the net at 40-40, and the crowd begins to roar as Djokovic, all of a sudden, has championship point!

A long rally ends with Korda sending a forehand long and that’s it! Novak Djokovic wins!

“We refer to sporting events as unbelievable way too much, but it was,” John Fitzgerald said on commentary.

“It was an outstanding final – as good as we could have possibly imagined. The emergence of this young man, who I think we are going to see for a long, long time – gee he won a lot of fans.

“He was outstanding, Seb Korda, and was on the precipice of winning this final against the great champion that Novak Djokovic is.”

The final game was just the third service break of the entire match, but the most crucial.

“Full credit to him, he can be very proud,” Roger Rasheed said of Korda.

“And Novak? We see it over and over don’t we? We expect things from Novak – our expectiations are high, but for this man to just turn up and deliver as often as he does is one of the most-extraordinary things we’ve witnessed, not just in tennis, but in world sport.”

The win draws Djokovic level with Rafael Nadal on 92 ATP titles.

Jimmy Connors (109), Roger Federer (103) and Ivan Lendl (94) are the only men with more titles to their name.

A third tiebreaker is looming as Novak Djokovic is forced to deuce, but wriggles out of it to hold - Korda looks as though he'll do likewise but from 40-15 up he smashes a relatively easy forehand into the net at 40-40, and the crowd begins to roar as Djokovic, all of a sudden, has championship point! A long rally ends with Korda sending a forehand long and that's it! "He was outstanding, Seb Korda, and was on the precipice of winning this final against the great champion that Novak Djokovic is."

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