NOVAK DJOKOVIC bizarrely appeared to point at his manhood after his Australian Open victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Serbian made history as he won a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam to draw level with Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic had a message to share after his victoryCredit: Getty
The 35-year-old beat Tsitsipas in straight sets to secure a 10th Australian Open title and broke down in tears in the stands with his family.
But before the emotional scenes Djokovic appeared to have a message for the crowd.
He first pointed to his head, then his chest and then his manhood shortly after his victory was confirmed.
The win came a year after a major row over Djokovic’s vaccination status saw him booted out of the country.
But a year on and he can now set his eyes on becoming the most-decorated male tennis player of all time, with him and Nadal set to battle it out at the French Open in June.
Donning a jacket bearing the number “22”, Djokovic said after the match: “What a journey it has been for my family, team and myself.
“I don’t take anything for granted. I know you guys tolerate sometimes the worst sides of my character on and off the court. I appreciate the patience, love and support.
“I have to repeat this – this trophy is yours as much as mine.
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“This has been one of the most challenging tournaments I have ever played in my life, considering the circumstances, not playing last year.
“I want to thank all the people that made me feel welcome and comfortable to be in Melbourne and Australia.
“Only my team, my family and friends, know what we have been through. This is probably the biggest victory of my life considering the circumstances.”
Tsitsipas, who also lost the French Open final in 2021, had only kind words for the victor.
The Greek player said: “Novak, it speaks for itself what you have achieved so far. It’s all in the numbers, congratulations to you and your supportive family.
An emotional Djokovic collapsed into his family’s arms as he reflected on his victoryCredit: Getty
Tsitsipas paid tribute to his opponent at the end of the gameCredit: EPA
“It has been an unbelievable journey for you. I admire what you have done for the sport, I think you make me a better player when I am on the court.
“Novak brings the best out of me. I have worked my entire life for matches like these.
“He is one of the greatest in our sport. He is the greatest that has ever held a tennis racket for sure.
“I’d like to thank you for pushing our sport so far. I think we deserve a player like you who pushes every individual to the max.
“This is not easy, another final at a Grand Slam, but I am always willing to go back on court and work hard.”
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