The reason he was less successful, Toni Nadal wrote, was the aggressive game plan he had enacted successfully against the rest of the men's field did not phase Djokovic.
Among those looking to halt Serena's charge: world number one Simona Halep, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki and US Open victor Naomi Osaka.
Those sentiments were expressed when the 31-year-old captured his first French Open title in 2016 to complete the career Grand Slam, of course, before he suffered physical and mental setbacks that precipitated a two-year drought in major titles.
"I'm trying to contemplate on the journey in the past 12 months", said Djokovic.
"From the beginning we saw an opponent ready to attack and play at a high speed". I know there's a lot of tournaments to play before Roland Garros, so I have plenty of time to build my form slowly. Pundits and fans, most of whom expected something like the 5-hour, 53-minute epic the two men produced the last time they met on the blue floor of Rod Laver Arena (in the 2012 final), might have echoed his words. I am already playing better, but I mean clay specifically in order to have a chance and shot at the title.
Having moved past Roger Federer and Roy Emerson's six titles to take sole ownership of the record, Djokovic took back his mantle as master of Melbourne Park. There is still a lot of time. Djokovic won in straight sets; something which has never happened to Nadal in a Grand Slam final. Nadal will nearly certainly be sharper and stronger physically in a few months and beating the Spaniard in Paris, where he has won 11 titles, is a challenge like no other. The Eurosport analyst said: 'I don't think anybody can challenge Novak right now. So the approach obviously to the French Open this year will be quite different.
"Nadal has historically throughout my life and career been the greatest rival that I ever played against, on all the surfaces", Djokovic said. "Five months ago, it was highly improbable considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court". The Spaniard will return to the practice court before playing in tournaments in Acapulco at the end of February and then Indian Wells.
Syria Says Israel Hit Airport Warehouse Near Damascus
Most of the missiles fired by "Israeli military planes" were intercepted at around 11:00pm (2100 GMT), the source said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a recent Israeli airstrike in Syria targeted Iranian weapons.
As Djokovic - and to a larger extent, Nadal - said after the match, health is the overarching concern to the future of their success.
"I think the result of the final gave the feeling of a wider distance than, in fact, there is", Toni Nadal wrote on his website. I have my calendar. What on other days have been a serve and a ball that I can have in offensive position, today have been in defensive position. "Hopefully we don't go that long this time, but I'm sure we're going to have a good finals".
Despite a 22-match winning streak ending with defeat to young tyro Karen Khachanov in Paris, followed by a loss to another NextGen force, Alexander Zverev, at the ATP Finals in London, he finished the year on top of the world.
He is also reportedly involved in a federal investigation of Trump's inaugural committee, where Gates served in a senior role. One heavily redacted section refers to a meeting Manafort had before leaving the Trump campaign on August 19, 2016.
Freezing drizzle may precede the snow with a light glaze possible this morning along and south of a line from Albion to Omaha. New York City could see 2 to 3 inches of snow and 1 to 2 inches of sleet, with Philly receiving a bit less of both.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida publicly welcomed the decision, and praised the administration of U.S. Maduro has received backing from China, Russia , Syria and Turkey, as well as longtime allies Cuba and Bolivia.
When the dispatcher called the number back, a voicemail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs. Jayme was nowhere to be found, with the Barron County Sheriff's Department describing her as likely abducted.
The Chilean winger scored against Arsenal on his return to the Emirates, scoring only his second goal in the season. Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho on a temporary basis until the end of the season in December.
He's been fantastic in training, his attitude has been spot on so hopefully he'll enjoy the game", the manager said. With the big Manchester United v Arsenal game at 2:55 ET, check out ESPN+ to stream the whole weekend live.
Even some of Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress have signaled worries about such an action. "I think the House would for sure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he wouldn't bring up any bills the president wouldn't sign.
Apple has issued a statement to say that the bug will be fixed in an upcoming software release for iOS out this week. You can do this on an iPhone by going into the Settings application and toggling the FaceTime app switch to gray.
And even the cotton plant is looking pretty peaky compared to seedlings in a control setup the scientists established on Earth. Sprouts from cotton seeds have emerged from a lattice-like structure in a metal canister inside the lander, China said .
Maurizio Sarri wants Cesc Fabregas to make a January move from Chelsea to Monaco because it will make the midfielder happy. The offer meets Chelsea's valuation of Hudson-Odoi, Sky Sports News understands, and does not include a buy-back clause.
Resident Evil Netflix Series Reportedly in the Works
Padlocks in Resident Evil 2 are pretty simple - they're 3 digit affairs with a very small number of possible combinations. The military-trained character is ruthless in his approach to everything and seemingly devoid of emotion.
'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
In the USA , the eclipse will begin relatively early Sunday evening, making it easier for children to stay up and enjoy the show. The subsequent umbral phase - when the Earth's shadow covers most of the moon - will occur for another hour.
Barr says Trump asked him for no promises
Barr even referred to Mueller in friendly fashion, having worked with him back in the 1990s when Barr was attorney general. Barr as a private citizen penned a June memo that went after the Mueller probe.
Turkish forces conduct military exercises on Syria border
National Security Advisor John Bolton conditioned the exit on guarantees from Turkey not to attack the group - angering Ankara. The comments angered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who then refused to meet with Bolton during a visit to Turkey .