Record of attendance in Melbourne Park. 839,192 people, no other Slam did better. Huge celebrations after all of Djokovic's night sessions. Think it was pretty successful, even if the quality of tennis during the 2nd week was average.
Can't have it both ways. Either the level of competition is so dire that Novak can win these tournaments with minimal resistance, or the margins between him and the next best players are so razor thin that a variable like time of day has a bearing on the outcome of his matches.