SPORTS DAY: Nole denies Thiem in Aussie Open thriller

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SPORTS DAY: Nole denies Thiem in Aussie Open thriller

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Djokovic edges Thiem for eighth Aussie Open

Novak Djokovic endured a fierce challenge to his Melbourne Park reign before overhauling Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to clinch an eighth Australian Open crown and reclaim the world No 1 ranking. While Rafa Nadal rules Roland Garros with 12 titles, Djokovic holds sway in the title match at Rod Laver Arena, having never lost a final in Melbourne Park. Yet on Sunday the Serb was under siege for much of the thriller. For the first time in eight Melbourne finals, Djokovic was forced to come back when trailing after three sets, rocked by the power and determination of Thiem...

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