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Novak Djokovic lifts his ninth Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after an unprecedented fortnight at the Australian Open.

Djokovic’s Australian Open ‘Love Affair’ Hits Social Media

Serbian claims 18th Grand Slam title at Australian Open

As the news of Novak Djokovic’s record-extending ninth Australian Open triumph made headlines around the world, tennis fans and players took to social media to congratulate the World No. 1 on his latest major milestone. Djokovic stayed perfect in Melbourne finals (9-0) after dismantling Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win the championship match on Sunday. 

ATPTour.com compiled the best reactions to Djokovic’s historic 18th Grand Slam crown.

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Djokovic himself wasted no time in commemorating the moment on Twitter and giving a shout out to his team in Melbourne. 

During his champion’s speech, Djokovic made sure to reserve a thank you to an extended member of the family: “I would like to thank this court. I would like to thank Rod Laver Arena, I love you more and more each year. This love affair keeps growing.”

It’s a “love affair” that wife Jelena Djokovic certainly approved of as she celebrated his victory from home.

Medvedev led the congratulations for the World No. 1, who responded with some social media sportsmanship.

Medvedev also shared a great anecdote about the nine-time champion during his own on-court speech. He recalled a practice session with Djokovic from way back in 2015, when the Russian was ranked outside the Top 500 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

Here’s a throwback to that now famous practice session in Monaco. 

Check out more posts and reactions here as the sports world salutes Djokovic’s mastery in Melbourne.

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