'I'm coming back': Djokovic after Australian Open

STORY: Despite a hamstring issue that hindered him throughout the tournament, Djokovic defeated Greek trailblazer Stefanos Tsitsipas in a one-sided final on Sunday (January 29) to reclaim the world number one ranking.

The Serbian said he had a "very positive experience" on his path to securing a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam triumph, the ultimate redemption a year on from his sensational deportation from Australia due to his lack of COVID-19 vaccination.

Djokovic said he had no plans to slow down and would return to Australia in 2024, telling journalists he still had a lot of passion for the sport.