Novak Djokovic beats Dominic Thiem to claim record Australian Open title

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Melbourne: Novak Djokovic battled through intense pressure from Dominic Thiem to reassert his dominance at the Australian Open Sunday, claiming a record eighth title and in doing so he retook the World No.1 ranking from Rafa Nadal.

The indomitable Serb stretched his unbeaten streak this season to 13 matches by rallying from two sets to one down and beating the courageous fifth-seeded Austrian 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a near four-hour ordeal.

It was his 17th Grand Slam title, moving him within two of Rafael Nadal and three of Roger Federer on the all-time list.

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