Novak: "This is the biggest victory of my life"

"When I went into my box, I just think emotionally collapsed there and teared up with especially my mother and my brother when I gave them a hug, because up to that moment I was not allowing myself to, I guess, be distracted with things off the court or whatever was happening in dealing with an injury, things happening off the court, as well, that could easily have been a big disturbance to my focus and to my game," Djokovic said.
"It required an enormous mental energy really to stay present, to stay focused, to take things day by day, and really see how far I can go. Yeah, was a huge relief and release of the emotions in the end. Just difficult to find any additional words really. It's been a long journey, but very special one", Djokovic said on a press conference.
"I don't say 100 per cent, but 97 per cent of the players, on Saturday when you get results of the MRI, you go straight to the referee office and pull out of the tournament," said the 2001 Wimbledon winner, Goran Ivanisevic.
"But not him. He is from other space. His brain is working different. I'm with him four years, but it still a surprise sometimes how his brain work. He gave everything, 77 therapies a day. Every day was kind of better and better. I didn't expect this. I thought I saw everything in 2021 when he won here with the abdominal tear. This one was unbelievable", Ivanisevic concluded.
"In terms of the quality of the tennis, it's honestly some of the best tennis I've played on this court," said Djokovic.
"As good as I've played maybe in 2011 or 2015 or 2016 or those years where I really had some very strong, strong seasons and strong Australian Opens. I would rank it right up there. Maybe top two, three of all time of performances on Slams in general,...

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