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The medical miracle behind Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win
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The medical miracle behind Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open win

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of three centimetres in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad rap, but at the end of the day, I don't think anyone can question his athleticism. This guy, I did see, he had a three centimetre tear in his hammy,'' Tiley said in an interview with SEN Sportsday. “The doctors are ... going to tell you the truth,'' Tiley said. “I think there was a lot of speculation of whether it was true or not. It's hard to believe that someone can do what they do with those types of injuries. But he's remarkable.'' Djokovic won the trophy at Melbourne Park on Sunday by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets for a record-extending 10th title the...