MELBOURNE — The 2020 Australian Open is now in the books. As is our tradition, let's clean out the notepad with 50 Parting Thoughts from Melbourne.
• Novak Djokovic is your Australian Open champion. Casual fans will see the result and say, ”Of course he is.” And it’s true, Djokovic is becoming to Melbourne what Nadal has become to Paris. But the process here is as important as the outcome. Djokovic won with his usual blend of offense and defense. But he also served tremendously and went into lockdown mode when matches tightened. Whether it was the pivotal first-set tiebreaker against Roger Federer or the final hour against Dominic Thiem, Djokovic—the new No.