Contented Djokovic shows the fun side of a sweet life

Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:28am EST
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By Greg Stutchbury

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - With the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup sitting a few centimetres away from his left hand, Novak Djokovic was a contented man at his post-match media conference.

He should have been.

The world number one had just beaten Andy Murray in the Australian Open final to claim his fourth title at Melbourne Park, his third in succession and the sixth grand slam title in his career.

"It's amazing. I'm just trying to embrace this moment and enjoy it as much as I can and see where tomorrow brings me," he told reporters after the four-set victory. "I mean, 25 years old and I won six grand slams and have a lot of trophies.

"I'm fortunate to have this opportunity and to succeed."

Djokovic's success on Rod Laver Arena is unprecedented in the professional era, something the Serb was well aware of given the tough nature of professional sport.

"There are so many athletes, professional tennis players around the world and it's such a global sport, they want to be the best in what they do," he added.

"They want to succeed. Many of them, they don't succeed in the end.   Continued...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 27, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville