'Why not?' Djokovic, coach eye Nadal, Federer totals

Novak Djokovic

After returning to form last year, the world No. 1 has now collected last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open crowns, in addition to Sunday's Australian Open.

"I'm not sure these guys (Rafa and Djokovic) are that bothered about it, but for Roger it is really important to him to finish on top".

Nadal, who would trail Federer by two if he wins his 18th Slam, could become the first man to claim a second career Grand Slam in the Open era.

And Djokovic may have saved his best performance for the final, dismantling Nadal in just over two hours.

Djokovic broke Nadal in his first service game and ultimately won 49% of Nadal's first-serve points.

Djokovic won the match 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. "I think that's probably the biggest secret of my success". 'Nadal has historically throughout my life and career been the greatest rival I ever played against on all surfaces.

His current form rivals even his peak in 2015 and early 2016, one of the most dominant runs in men's tennis history, when he almost won the calendar Grand Slam and held all four major titles simultaneously.

Then there were his injury woes nearly 12 months ago to the day when the Serbian, about to undergo elbow surgery, was left contemplating his tennis mortality.

5 reasons New England Patriots will win Super Bowl 53
Garcia and his son will be making incredible memories on Sunday as they hope their Rams win their first Super Bowl since 2000. "Oh, man, Alfonso - the guy is special, man".

Djokovic's preparations will now turn to the French Open as he looks to hold all for major titles for the first time in four years.

Personally speaking, Nadal had some fairly easy opponents who he defeated in straight sets. It was also their eighth matchup in a major final. The score board for tennis' biggest prizes only reads those three names, for the most part, with only Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray occasionally crashing the party. Switzerland's tennis star Roger Federer dropped from three places down to 6th position in the newly-published Ranking list of the Association of Tennis Professionals. From Federer, the "GoAT" to Sachin, the "God", he has lived the agony and ecstasy of his favourite sports persons along with them, but with the passage of time he has learnt to love sports a wee bit more than the sports persons. At 31 and with 15 Slams, he seemingly has time to catch Nadal (17) and Federer (20), both of whom are older at 32 and 37 respectively. It was the manner of victory that had many, including Djokovic, believing he can go on to match or possibly overtake Federer. It was hard to do that, but somehow I managed.' While the two protagonists have an aggregate age of 53 they have shown they remain at the peak of their powers, although in Djokovic's case that comes after a prolonged slump in the first half of last season.

"I don't want this to sound arrogant but I've done it once, why not do it again?", Djokovic said.

"I will definitely do a lot of reflection and contemplating and being grateful for this moment, but at the same time I would like to keep going". Not since Serena Williams took four in a row from 2014-15 had one woman won consecutive Slam tournaments. I need to play better than I have last season in order to have a shot at the title.

Sealing the win on the second championship point when a desperate Nadal fired a backhand long, Djokovic kneeled on the blue hardcourt and shook his fists at the sky, letting out a roar of triumph.

"When he's playing that way, I think I needed something else", Nadal said.

As for winning on the clay of Paris, Djokovic said: "The ultimate challenge is to win there against Nadal".



Latest news

Brexit deadlock not game of chicken, says Simon Coveney
The Taoiseach said he had not yet seen any technologies that could ensure that no hard border emerged between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Prosecutors: Mueller Filing on Russian Company Was Itself Used for Disinformation
Some of the documents contained numbers and labels that the Justice Department had used to organize the evidence electronically. They cite a Twitter account that surfaced in October 2016 purporting to have a stolen copy of evidence provided to the company.

US hits Venezuela's state-owned oil company with sanctions
His remarks in an interview with the Russian state-owned RIA Novosti news agency came amid a dire political crisis in Venezuela. The once prosperous nation has been in an economic collapse, with several million citizens fleeing to neighbouring countries.

Kohli-less India go down meekly in Hamilton — Twitter Reactions
As they have humbled the hosts in the first three games of the five-match series, the remaining two matches are a dead rubber. In the bowling department, the incisive Trent Boult has lacked support and Lockie Ferguson is far from a finished product.

Full list of Wednesday school delays, closings for NY, NJ and CT
As a reminder, we now have a two-hour late start scheduled for this Wednesday, January 30, for professional development. But with wind chill, there's not so much to see. "And so you know, that one is a little tougher with the cold".

Snow pummels Midwest as millions prepare for life-threatening cold
The bitter cold is prompting emergency warming shelters to be set up across the Midwest to the Northeast for those in need. He said ambulance crews were handling all outside response incidents as being potentially life-threatening.

As Chicago braced for unsafe cold, Trump joked about global warming
That puts Trump either among the 19 percent who are unsure if climate change is occurring, or the 9 percent who flatly deny it. In coming days, expected to get even colder", Trump wrote . "People can't last outside even for minutes", he tweeted .

Toronto McArthur Enters Guilty Plea News Centre News
It sparked a massive investigation in Toronto, the country's largest city, at dozens of properties where McArthur had worked. Bruce McArthur has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder.

Five officers wounded in Houston shooting
The suspect ran down the street before police were able to take him into custody and transport him to a hospital. However, as noted, it later turned out that four officers were shot and the fifth was injured during the chaos.

Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe 'Close To Being Completed'
Barr described the Pence conversations in response to a question from Whitehouse about whether he had ever discussed Mueller's investigation with anyone at the White House .

Roger Stone expected to plead not guilty to federal charges today
Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence community's finding that Moscow interfered in the US political arena. He was in court again on Tuesday and will be again this Friday.

USA charges Huawei with violating sanctions and stealing trade secrets
Huawei officials also provided assurances to the US Congress that its business didn't run afoul of any US law pertaining to Iran. A grand jury in the Eastern District of NY returned charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice against Huawei and Huawei USA.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sing Shallow live for the first time
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper sang an pivotal song from their movie, A Star is Born , live for the first time in Las Vegas. Lady Gaga had a special surprise for attendees of last night's Enigma Las Vegas show.

Pelicans Rumors: Anthony Davis Requests Trade
The Knicks are reportedly preparing a trade offer to the New Orleans Hornets for five-time All-Star big man Anthony Davis . Davis' declaration on wanting out now gives teams other than the Boston Celtics a head start in pursuing trades for Davis.

NZ succumbs as India wins series
But batsman continued to fall at regular intervals around them and the home side were all out after 49 overs. Although New Zealand made a better effort with the bat, they failed to get off to a good start.

Other news