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BEST PHOTOS from the Australian Open

Last updated on: January 29, 2019 19:07 IST

What an action-packed fortnight of breath-taking tennis have we witnessed! Serbia's Noval Djokovic showed us exactly why he is the World No 1, thrashing Spain's Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win his record 7th Australian Open crown and his 15th Grand Slam title.

Along the way, there were some new talents that emerged, while the heat in Melbourne made some news as well, forcing some matches be played under the roof.

Here are some of the best moments from the 2019 Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic celebrates with Serbian fans following his Australian Open victory against Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Sunday

IMAGE: Novak Djokovic celebrates with Serbian fans following his Australian Open victory against Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Sunday, January 27 Photograph: Mike Owen/Getty Images

Sweat drips from the brow of Rafael Nadal during his men's singles semi-final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday

IMAGE: Sweat drips from the brow of Rafael Nadal during his men's singles semi-final against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday, January 24. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Virat Kohli and wife Anushka meet Roger Federer on Saturday, January 19

IMAGE: Virat Kohli and wife Anushka meet Roger Federer on Saturday, January 19. Photograph: Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via Getty Images

A spectator holds up a child at a water spray to cool down during the Australian Open on Tuesday, January 15

IMAGE: A spectator holds up a child at a water spray to cool down during the Australian Open on Tuesday, January 15. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Alexander Zverev hammers his racket repeatedly into the ground to pick up a code violation warning from the umpire during his fourth round match against Canada's Milos Raonic on Monday, January 21

IMAGE: Alexander Zverev hammers his racket repeatedly into the ground to pick up a code violation warning from the umpire during his fourth round match against Canada's Milos Raonic on Monday, January 21. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Australia’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson raise the cup after winning their Quad Wheelchair doubles final against Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain and David Wagner of the United States on Thursday, January 24

IMAGE: Australia’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson raise the cup after winning their Quad Wheelchair doubles final against Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain and David Wagner of the United States on Thursday, January 24. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

USA’s Danielle Collins sign autographs after her quarter-final win over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on January Tuesday, 22

IMAGE: USA’s Danielle Collins sign autographs after her quarter-final win over Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on January Tuesday, 22. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova enjoys a scenic boat cruise on the Yarra River on Tuesday, January 22

IMAGE: Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova enjoys a scenic boat cruise on the Yarra River on Tuesday, January 22. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images for Tennis Australia

USA's Sloane Stephens plays a forehand in her fourth round match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Sunday, January 20

IMAGE: USA's Sloane Stephens plays a forehand during her fourth round loss to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Sunday, January 20. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Amelie Mauresmo, coach of France’s Lucas Pouille, celebrates after his quarter-final win against Canada’s Milos Raonic on Wednesday, January 23

IMAGE: Amelie Mauresmo, coach of France’s Lucas Pouille, celebrates after his quarter-final win against Canada’s Milos Raonic on Wednesday, January 23. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Fans cool off in the hot conditions during day 11 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia 

IMAGE: Fans cool off in the hot conditions during day 11 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Spain’s Pablo Carreno Bust throws his bag in frustration after losing his fourth round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Monday, January 21

IMAGE: Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta throws his bag in frustration after losing his fourth round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Monday, January 21. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

USA’s Mary Joe Fernandez, Austria’s Barbara Schett, USA’s Martina Navratilova and Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova pose for a selfie during their women's legends doubles match on Tuesday, January 22

IMAGE: USA’s Mary Joe Fernandez, Austria’s Barbara Schett, USA’s Martina Navratilova and Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova pose for a selfie during their women's legends doubles match on Tuesday, January 22. Photograph: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

France’s Mansour Bahrami plays a ‘’tweener’ during the men's legends doubles final against Mark Philippoussis Jonas Bjorkman and Thomas Johansson of Sweden on Thursday, January 25

IMAGE: France’s Mansour Bahrami plays a ‘’tweener’ during the men's legends doubles final against Mark Philippoussis Jonas Bjorkman and Thomas Johansson of Sweden on Thursday, January 25. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Australia's Samantha Stosur and China's Shuai Zhang in action during their match against Hungary's Timea Babos and France's Kristina Mladenovic

IMAGE: Australia's Samantha Stosur and China's Shuai Zhang in action during their match against Hungary's Timea Babos and France's Kristina Mladenovic on Friday, January 25. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

USA's Serena Williams consoles Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska after winning their third round match on Saturday, January 19

IMAGE: USA's Serena Williams consoles Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska after winning their third round match on Saturday, January 19. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Belgian veteran player Kim Clijsters looks uncomfortable with a snake around her neck on Wednesday, January 16

IMAGE: Belgian veteran player Kim Clijsters looks uncomfortable with a snake around her neck on Wednesday, January 16. Photograph: Fiona Hamilton/Tennis Australia via Getty Images

Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Roger Federer in the fourth round on Sunday, January 20

IMAGE: Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates after defeating Roger Federer in the fourth round on Sunday, January 20. Photograph: Jack Thomas/Getty Images

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova waits while the roof is being closed during semi-final against USA's Danielle Collins on Thursday, January 24

IMAGE: Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova waits while the roof is being closed during semi-final against USA's Danielle Collins on Thursday, January 24. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

USA's Frances Tiafoe celebrates victory over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday, January 20

IMAGE: USA's Frances Tiafoe celebrates victory over Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday, January 20. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters
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