Sporting Life

Djokovic shows the world the finer points of greatness

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas. PHOTO: REUTERS
Spectators gathering after Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during the men's singles final at the Australian Open. PHOTO: AFP
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MELBOURNE – From a single shot on Sunday arrives an insight into the exceptional athlete. It’s just past 9pm in Melbourne and a cool night is turning testy. It’s the second set, Novak Djokovic is serving at 4-5 and briefly flirting with what he rarely does. Error.

A backhand error. A forehand error. Another backhand one. Suddenly it’s 30-40. Set point for Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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