The 39-year-old, who grew up on the Gold Coast, credited the crowd support for helping him finally get back into the winner's circle.
Having been the youngest player to come through Wimbledon qualifying, 15-year-old Coco Gauff stunned five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round in straight sets, belying her ranking of 313.
A determined Indiana fightback and last-minute heroics by Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers to a dramatic 105-102 upset of the NBA-best Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
The 11th catch by Thomas was his 144th of the campaign to break the old mark set by Marvin Harrison of Indianapolis in the 2002 season.
Federer had two Wimbledon championship points on his own serve to beat Djokovic and win his 21st Grand Slam title. That would have taken him six clear of the Serbian on the all-time list and three clear of Nadal at the time.
But things have changed this year as local developers put on a fight. According to app analytics and marketing firm AppsFlyer, Indian apps as a whole have recaptured their original standing.
Another side who were fourth on Christmas Day, it was 2003-04 for Saints, but they have been down since. Formed into a solid Premier League side who developed then sold academy players under Pohcettino, they are flirting with relegation this season.
The fixture was originally scheduled for October 26 but had to be postponed and there are renewed fears of unrest at Camp Nou, where Madrid and Barca will be playing for first place in La Liga.
In that time they have reduced an 11-point gap between themselves and Chelsea to three points.