“He knows I don’t like that particularly. I’m trying to teach him to finish the hand here, the swing, over the shoulder. But he likes to do that. Whenever he does that, he always laughs because he knows. We have this kind of funny moments on the court”.
Djokovic overcame a first-set loss to beat Kyrgios in four sets. It is the 21st Grand Slam of his career and takes him just one behind the all-time record held by rival Rafael Nadal.
He said afterwards: “I’m obviously over the moon with joy and happiness of experiencing this moment once again. I’ve said it many times, this tournament is extra special for me because it has been the first tournament that I’ve ever watched as a kid that got me to start playing tennis.
“It’s not a coincidence that this place has such relevance in my life and career. It’s a relief, as well, considering what I’ve been through of course this year. It adds more value and more significance and more emotions, of course.”