Novak Djokovic makes light work of Rafael Nadal to breeze to the Australian Open title


Novak Djokovic has beaten Rafael Nadal with 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 margin to win his 7th Australian Open title. It was one of the best performances of Novak Djokovic to get past Rafael Nadal with a straight set win. Rafael Nadal did not drop a single set in this Australian Open so far till the Final. However, in the Final Novak Djokovic proved why he is now the number one player in this World. 


It was Novak Djokovic’s 15th Grand Slam title and he might surpass Roger Federer’s record 20 Grand Slam title within the end of next year. Novak Djokovic broke Rafael Nadal’s service five times in this match. Rafael Nadal made 28 unforced errors while Djokovic made only 9. This stat summed up the whole match scenario and it was clearly not a day for Rafael Nadal.

After collecting the Australian Open trophy from Ivan Lendl Djokovic told,

“I would like to return the favour and give compliments to Rafa’s couple of weeks. Obviously a tough match tonight but you came back from an injury that kept you out of the tour. You are showing your colleagues and young tennis players around the world the definition of what is a fighting spirit. I’m just trying to contemplate the journey from the last 12 months. I had surgery exactly 12 months ago. To stand in front of you today with the title is amazing. I am speechless.”

Rafael Nadal congratulated Novak Djokovic for winning the title. He stated,

“It has been a v emotional two weeks. Even if tonight wasn’t my best day, it has been a very important two weeks for me. I have been going through tough moments in the last year. Since the US Open I was not able to play a professional match until the first round of the Australian Open. I really believe I played a great two weeks of tennis. It is going to be a good inspiration for what’s coming. I’m going to keep working hard. I’m going to keep fighting.”

King of clay Rafael Nadal just produced the match of 2018 on the US Open hard court