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Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open one year after deportation controversy

Just a year ago, the world number five was packing his bags - but now it appears the Joker has had the last laugh.

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has defeated Greek young gun Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to claim his tenth Australian Open title and equal Rafael Nadal's record of 22 grand slams.

Djokovic has been on point all tournament only dropping 1 set on his run to the Final in the second round, in the second set against France's Enzo Couacaud. The world number 191 couldn't hold on though, with Novak getting his groove back and winning the final 2 sets 6-2, 6-0.

Even Australia's best didn't stand a chance against the Joker, with Alex de Minaur saying the Serbian was "just too good in all aspects".

Djokovic has been out making a point this Australian Open after the controversies surrounding his visa into the country this time last year.

Novak Djokovic has done well tuning out the off-court matters too, especially after his father - Srdjan Djokovic - was seen with people reported as Putin supporters, saying "long live the Russians."

After everything that's happened in the past 12 months, he may have now had the last laugh.

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