Djokovic, post-match: “It’s really hard to find the words to describe the feeling we had tonight, especially in the fifth set.
“He (Stan) deserved equally to be the winner of this match. I give him a lot of credit. He showed his qualities and he was the aggressive player on the court. I was just trying to hang in there and trying to fight. This match means a lot to me and to him obviously.
“It brings back the memories from 12 months ago with Rafa. Thank you for staying this late. You made this match very special. I didn’t expect this many people to stay this long and hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did.”