Djokovic's historic treble – By beating Briton Andy Murray in Sunday's final in Melbourne, Novak Djokovic became the first player in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.
Focus on the family – Djokovic won his first Australian Open title back in 2008 watched by his biggest supporters, father Srdjan (far left), mother, Dijana and his two younger brothers, Marko (second from right) and Djordje.
Djokovic's first grand slam – The Djokovic family celebrate his 2008 Australian Open title in the locker room. Speaking to CNN about his time growing up in Serbia, Djokovic said: "It was really hard to succeed and I have to thank God for the big support from my father and my mother and all the family. They believed in me ... "
Marathon man – Over the past two seasons, Djokovic has reached the top of the men's game and the peak of his physical powers, outlasting Rafael Nadal in the near six-hour final of the Australian Open last year.
Physical and mental agility – Djokovic says 2012 was more successful from a psychological standpoint than his triple grand slam year of 2011. He clearly relishes the pressure of tight situations, as demonstrated in his quarterfinal match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the French Open last year. The Serb saved four match points before going on to win in five sets. "Pressure is a privilege," he says, "because it means that you are doing something that counts. And all my life I have been dreaming to be the best in what I do and my dreams came true."
Family support – Djokovic is indebted to his parents and wider family for their continuing support. It helps him remain humble, he says. "I want to have the most important, most valuable people in my life around me like family and friends. They are the ones who actually keep me grounded and focused on what I do."