07:44 GMT27 October 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Austrian Dominic Thiem on Sunday to win the Australian Open for the eighth time in his career.

    Second-seeded Djokovic, 32, defeated fifth-seeded Thiem, 26, with a score 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The match, held in Melbourne, lasted almost 4 hours.

    This is the 17th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, who won the Australian Open for the second consecutive year.

    ​On Monday, Djokovic will take over Spain's Rafael Nadal to lead the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings. Nadal lost to Thiem in the tournament's quarterfinal.

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