"I'm flattered, obviously. Extremely, extremely proud and happy for this achievement," Djokovic said in a video posted on social media
"I still want more achievements," Djokovic told reporters in Dubai
Novak Djokovic beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his 10th Australian Open title.
Novak Djokovic: From becoming the first Serb to win a Grand Slam to equalling Rafael Nadal's record.
A year after being deported from the country on the eve of the Grand Slam, Djokovic sent the last Australian packing with a 6-2 6-1 6-2 demolition of Alex de Minaur at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena.
The Serbian, who is eyeing a 22nd major to match Rafa Nadal, said he felt "up and down" physically during the three hours and seven minutes he was on court as Dimitrov searched in vain for his second win over the fourth seed in their 11th meeting.
Younger players like Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz and Holger Rune are waiting to become Grand Slam champions, but the focus at the 2023 Australian Open remains on the game's legends.
The nine-time Australian Open champion was initially banned from the country for three years after losing a high-stakes legal battle in January over his vaccine status.
Novak Djokovic arrived in Dubai after attending the FIFA World Cup final in Doha on Sunday.
Djokovic, chasing a sixth title at the event, prevailed 7-6(5) 7-6(6) and will play either Casper Ruud or Andrey Rublev in Sunday's final.
A spokesperson for Australia's immigration ministry declined to comment on the reports.
"I still feel my body is serving me, is listening to me well. That’s the key I think when you get to 35-plus," said Djokovic.
The 41-year-old Swiss great will play competitively for the last time at this week's Laver Cup, turning out for Team Europe alongside Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and Djokovic - the three biggest rivals of his glittering 24-year career.
Such has been the dominance and rivalry of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that it is impossible to write about any of them without mentioning the other two.
Disintegration of the men’s fab four, to injuries, age, surgeries, politics... will perhaps blend men’s tennis into a condition similar to the women’s, which hasn't had a single dominant player since 2017.
Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the year's last Grand Slam tournament on Twitter on Thursday, hours before the draw for the event was revealed.
After a four-set triumph over Nick Kyrgios, the 35-year-old Serb is now a Slam ahead of Roger Federer in the all-time race and just one behind Rafael Nadal's record of 22 majors
Serbian Tennis star Novak Djokovic defeated Australia's Nick Kyrgios to win his seventh Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title on July 10.
Novak Djokovic defeated Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) in the final.
Rallying from a set down, Djokovic exhibited ice-cool nerves in sweltering conditions to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6(3) for his fourth consecutive trophy at the grasscourt major to close in on Rafa Nadal’s record 22 major crowns.
Djokovic is now 7-1 in the finals at Wimbledon and has won 21 Grand Slam titles in all
Before this clash, Kyrgios was leading the head-to-head between the pair and Djokovic did not win a set in their two meetings in 2017.
"If you are inviting me for a drink or dinner, I accept. PS winner of tomorrow (Sunday) pays," Novak Djokovic said to which Nick Kyrgios responded: "Deal, let's go to a nightclub and go nuts."
Djokovic earned his spot in the final with a four-set win over Cameron Norrie of Britain on Friday afternoon, overcoming some early-match inconsistency that is becoming a bit of a habit.
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final 2022: Novak Djokovic's opponent Nick Kyrgios is one of Wimbledon's most controversial figures whose antics include spitting in the direction of fans and calling for third-round opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas to be disqualified.