The Serb Tennis legend Novak Djokovic faced a setback with a loss in the semi-final of the ongoing Australian Open 2024. The Italian youngster stunned the modern-day Tennis great with a win by a margin of 6-1, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
Notably, it was also the end of Djokovic’s historic and very long winning streak of Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open; he had won 33 matches in the last 2195 days for the last six years. Interestingly, Djokovic’s winning streaks at both Wimbledon and Australian Open ended in 2195 days each.
"I'm kind of hot-headed right now" - Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic also reflected on the end of his winning streak in the Australian Open; he also expressed his mindset and thought process after losing the game to the 22-year-old Sinner.
“I'm kind of hot-headed right now. After the match, it's very difficult to reflect on things more profoundly. Maybe tomorrow, in a few days, but I have a lot to be very proud of, in terms of what I have achieved here. The streak was going to end, you know, one day. It was going to happen, and, you know, at least I gave everything I possibly could under circumstances where I didn't play well, and I lost to, you know, a player that had a very good chance to win his first slam. That's all it is,” said Novak Djokovic after the semi-final loss against Jannik Sinner in the ongoing Australian Open 2024.
“But yeah, this has been a very special city, the best, by far, Grand Slam of my career. Yeah, I just hope that I'll get a chance to come back, yeah, to play at least another time and go through the emotions once more,” he added later.
Subsequently, Djokovic also spoke about facing a third defeat against Italy’s Jannik Sinner in the last 3 months since November.
“He was always smacking the ball hard from both forehand and backhand corner. Just he's famous kind of for that, just slaps the ball, you know, plays very quick, loves to be aggressive,” said Djokovic while praising Sinner.