That’s not to say that the crowd applause is a powerful motivator for someone who wants to achieve something. However, World No.1 Novak Djokovic described that a crowd cheering was electric.
Since the COVID-19 shutdown, the Australian Open 2021 is the first Grand Slam event that took place with a maximum number of spectators. In the middle of thousands of fans cheering, the 33-year-old Serb registered his ninth final victory at Melbourne Park.
Claiming after his 18th Grand Slam on Sunday, Novak Djokovic expressed his gratitude towards his fans for all the support during a blockbuster clash against Russian Daniil Medvedev.
“I had great support last night. I thought it was fantastic to play in front of the people,” Serbian said.
“Playing In Such An Atmosphere Always Gives You Wings”,says Novak Djokovic
Almost nearly 7500 fans witnessed Djokovic’s 9th major final of the Down Under. With plenty of Serbian fans in the crowd, Djokovic received a more positive reaction than Medvedev upon entry to Rod Laver Arena.
Djokovic continued, “We probably had more than half the stadium full, and I thought the atmosphere was electric. Serbian supporters were really loud and brought a lot of energy to the stadium and me.”
The six-time year-end World No.1 also emphasised that fans’ support were one of the significant reasons for defeating his final match opponent in straight sets.
“(They) backed me from the very first point. Playing in such an atmosphere always gives you wings. It gives you wind in the sails, in a way. I started the match very strongly from the first point, and I kept that momentum going all the way through. They were one of the biggest reasons why I played the way I played last night,” Nole added.
We hope that Novak Djokovic will win two more titles soon to reach the Grand Slam leaderboard’s top.