"These are the types of matches I thrive on,” said Djokovic. “The ones that inspire me to keep working as hard as the young guys.
"Great to be able to win in straight sets. Quite close ending to the match with crowd getting involved. So of course it wasn't easy.
"Obviously I knew that he's got a lot of firepower. He has an amazing pop on the serve, he's just so dynamic and very unpredictable what comes next.
"I just had to stay there mentally, present, calm, and focus on the game plan, which for most of the match I have done and kind of made him play, made him uncomfortable."
Four Grand Slams in 2023, four final appearances for the world No.2, posting a gladiatorial 26-1 major record this campaign thus far.
"I'm obviously over the moon with the results so far on Grand Slams. It's the highest achievement I can think about when I start the season. That's what I dream about, that's what I really wanted, that's where I want to be, in this kind of position."
It’s the third time in the Serbian's 'Hall of Fame' career he's reached all four major finals in a calendar year, with 2015 and 2021 his two other ultra-consistent Grand Slam seasons.