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41-Year-Old Roger Federer’s Rousing 5-Word Message to Novak Djokovic Following the Latter’s Record-Breaking 10th Australian Open Title

Published 01/30/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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Recently, one tennis legend hails another for his incredible efforts in clinching the season-opening Grand Slam title. Roger Federer congratulated Novak Djokovic for securing his record-breaking 10th Australian Open title. The 20-time Grand Slam champion shared a brief message, appreciating the Serbian tennis legend for a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title win on Sunday.

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The 35-year-old tennis player defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets yesterday to add another Major title to his 21 previous victories, including his 7 Wimbledon titles, three of the US Open, two French Open, and 9 Australian Open titles. Further, now his collection of major titles levels him with his archrival Rafael Nadal.

Roger Federer congratulates Novak Djokovic for securing his 22nd Grand Slam title


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The former world number one who retired from professional tennis last year won six titles at Melbourne Park during his illustrious tennis career. He shared a five-word message for the 22-time Grand Slam champion on his Instagram story and called it an “incredible effort.”

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The 41-year-old tennis legend took to his Instagram story and shared a picture from the ATP Tour’s official page in which the 35-year-old tennis star was hailed as a champion. Federer captioned his Instagram story, “Incredible effort, again! Many Congratulation.”


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Now the Serb has two more Grand Slam titles to his name than the Swiss Maestro. And the way he won his 10th Australian Open title shows that the newly crowned world number one has many more victories to look forward to in his career. During the trophy presentation, Djokovic mentioned how hailing from an unknown country in the tennis world made him struggle to stand out from the crowd. However, the ‘Djoker’s’ determination to succeed at the highest level helped him become a part of the ‘Big 3’ in tennis.


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Moreover, he also mentioned the Swiss Maestro during his on-court interview, after his semifinal victory.

Djokovic hailed Federer’s importance to the tennis world

After the 35-year-old tennis player won the semifinal, during the on-court interview, he hailed the former tennis player as “one of the most important players in tennis history.” And added how he is incredibly missed on the ATP Tour.


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Not only that, the world number one also talked about how sharply the Swiss Maestro was dressed for the Paris Fashion Week a few days back. Curiously, Djokovic also challenged him to a ski race in the future. For the Serbian tennis star, who finally got to play at Melbourne Park again after a year, the Australian Open victory and Federer’s message will be both precious.

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Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.
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Tony Thomas