Novak Djokovic’s sensational run at Melbourne Park continues as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to win a record-extending 10th Australian Open title
Serbian star Novak Djokovic‘s outstanding run at Melbourne Park continues as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets( 6- 3, 7- 6( 4), 7- 6( 5) in the final on January 29 to win a record- extending 10th Australian Open title. As a result of the 35- time-old winning yet another major, then’s a look at where he stands in the each- time men’s Grand Slam winners list alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic also reclaims the world No 1 ranking from Carlos Alcaraz, and it would be veritably delicate to argue that he doesn’t justify that position having formerly again put the youngish generations in their place.
His status in Australia, meanwhile, is unmatched, with the 35- time-old winning a 28th successive Australian Open match and a 41st in a row in the country as a whole.
Djokovic was overcome with emotion after climbing into the daises to celebrate with his family.
He lay down in the players’ box blubbing uncontrollably before recomposing himself for the donation form.
Wearing a jacket bearing the number 22, Djokovic lifted the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup for a 10th time.
He said” This has been one of the most grueling events I have ever played in my life. Not playing last time, coming back this time. I want to thank all the people that made me feel welcome, made me feel comfortable to be in Melbourne, to be in Australia.
“There is a reason I have played my stylish tennis on this court. Only my platoon and my family know what we have been through in the last four, five weeks. This presumably is the biggest palm in my life considering the circumstances.”
With the heavy strapping on his left hamstring missing for the first time all event, Djokovic hit top form straight down at the Rod Laver Arena, winning the first set in 36 twinkles.
Tsitsipas, appearing in his first final in Melbourne, was forced to save two break points in his first service game but came unstuck two games latterly.
Djokovic, who came from two sets down to master Tsitsipas in the 2021 French Open final, lost just five points on serve before taking the set 6- 3.
His father Sr djan was again absent from Djokovic’s players’ box having decided to stay down from his semi-final palm after being mugged with pro-Russia demonstrators at Melbourne Park last week.
Tsitsipas demanded to get a base in the match and he did so at the launch of the alternate set, chancing a better length and lesser aggression on his groundstrokes.
Djokovic was no longer so comfortable in his service games, while there was a brief moment of concern when he took a spill behind the birth in the seventh game, but he snappily brushed it off.
The Greek suckers were making themselves heard now, and excitement gurgled around Laver when Djokovic missed a routine cacography to offer up his first break point of the match, which was also a set point.
But Tsitsipas was unfit to take his occasion, with Djokovic powering down a forehand at the end of a long rally, and he held to force a tie- break.
Both men plodded to find their stylish tennis, with Tsitsipas handing Djokovic a 4- 1 lead only for the Serbian to give the advantage back, but further crimes arrived from the Greek and Djokovic settled it 7- 4.
Tsitsipas gave himself hope with a first break of the Djokovic serve to start the third set only to hand it straight back, showing his frustration at his opponent’s remarkable powers of defence.
Tsitsipas resisted pressure from his opponent to force another tie- break, but Djokovic got off to the perfect launch, opening up a 5- 0 lead.
He also played some of his stylish tennis of the match to pull back to 5- 6 but Djokovic served out for palm.
Tsitsipas entered his runners- up jewel from four- time former Australian Open champion Ken Rosewall.
The 24- time-old said” Novak I do not know what to say, I suppose it speaks for itself what you have achieved so far. Congratulations. I respect what you have done for our sport, I suppose you make me a better player.
” I have had the honor to play a lot of high- intensity matches. These are the matches I have been working my entire life for. I’d like to thank you for pushing our sport so far.
” It’s not easy. Another final at a Grand Slam but I am always willing to go back on court and work harder.” Know More Latest News…