Coach Patrick Mouratoglou believes Novak Djokovic’s celebration said it all following the Serb’s Australian Open victory. Moments after capturing a record 10th Australian Open, Djokovic went to his team and let it all out.
That moment quickly went viral as it was evident how important and special it was for Djokovic to end victorious. “Before the Australian swing the biggest challenge for Novak was to deal with emotions coming back a year after the drama and perform in that environment.
His meltdown after the win in final spoke loudly. Challenge completed,” Mouratoglou wrote on Twitter.
Before the Australian swing the biggest challenge for Novak was to deal with emotions coming back a year after the drama and perform in that environment.
His meltdown after the win in final spoke loudly.
— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) February 4, 2023
Djokovic explained his celebration
In his press conference, Djokovic was asked about his celebration. Djokovic answered by admitting that he felt “huge pride and satisfaction” after winning it all 12 months after the Australia visa saga.
“I feel huge pride and satisfaction. When I went into my box, I emotionally collapsed and teared up when I hugged my mother and brother. Up until that moment, I wasn’t allowing myself to be distracted with anything off the court or my injury.
It required a huge mental energy to stay focused and present and see how far I could go. Two and half weeks ago, I didn’t like my chances coming into the tournament with my leg injury. It was a matter of surviving each match and taking it into the next round.
From the fourth round onwards, the injury wasn’t bothering me as much and I played some of my best tennis,” Djokovic said after winning the Australian Open. For Djokovic, it was a double delight. Djokovic returned to Australia by winning the Australian Open and he also tied Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 22 Grand Slams.
Djokovic is now fully back in the race for the most Grand Slams in tennis history. Djokovic’s next big goal will be to win the French Open. Djokovic has two French Open titles in his collection and he will certainly do his best to prevent Nadal from defending his French Open title.
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