Until when Nole? That would be the question that the world of tennis asks with the validity of number 4 of the ATP rankingthat despite his 35 years, he continues to make a difference on the circuit to achieve a new Grand Slam conquest.
In the last definition of the Australian Open, the one who imposed the conditions was Djokovic who beat the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who came as a tough opponent for Nole. It was a 6-3, 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (2) victory for Djokovic at Rod laver stadium to seal his tenth championship on australian soilbeing the most winner in history, surpassing Roy Emerson and Roger Federer with six titles each, and to reach more and nothing less than the figure of 22 Grand Slam titles equaling the record he was leading Rafael Nadal.
Like another Argentine: Djokovic played his Australian Open title accompanied by the melody of “Muchachos”
It was a very important contest for the Balkan after some seasons tied to some controversy over its anti-vaccine ideology that marginalized him from several contests in recent times. Showing once again the best version of him, Nole not only conquered Australia for the tenth time in his career, where he has 28 consecutive victories, but also regained first place in the ATP ranking where he managed to stay for 373 weeks.
In addition, with this new conquest, the Serbian added his 93rd trophy to his showcase, proving that he is one of the best tennis players in history along with Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, their eternal rivals in terms of conquests on the circuit. Regarding the path to the “tenth” for Djokovic, the Serbian avoided the following rivals: in the 1st round he beat Roberto Carballés Baena (ESP) 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, in the 2nd round he beat Enzo Couacaud (FRA) 6-1, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-0, in 3rd round against Grigor Dimitrov (BUL/27) 7-6 (9/7), 6-3, 6 -4. In the round of 16 he beat Álex de Miñaur (AUS/22) 6-2, 6-1, 6-2, in the quarterfinals he beat Andrey Rublev (RUS/5) 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and in the semifinals he left on the way to Tommy Paul (USA) 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 to reach a new final where he defeated the Greek Tsitsipas.
Sabalenka won the Australian Open and won her first Grand Slam
As for the Australian Open women’s draw, the one who shouted champion and showed an ear-to-ear smile along with the trophy was the belarusian Aryna Sabalenka after defeating the kazakh elena rybakina by 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4. In her first win on Australian soil, the 24-year-old Belarusian overcame a first set loss to take the title against the current Wimbledon champion and climb to the second place in the WTA ranking.
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