Game, Set – Djokovic!
Serbia’s tennis star Novak Djokovic (35) wins the Australian Open. In the final on Sunday he beat the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (24) in three sets 6: 3, 7: 6 and 7: 6 – and won his 22nd Grand Slam success.
And Djokovic shows throughout the game that he is now the king of hard court with ten titles Down Under!
With his 22nd Grand Slam title, Djokovic is now catching up with Rafael Nadal after success, and can then crown himself as the best tennis player of all time at the French Open (May 28 to June 11).
Already in the first set, the Serb dominates the fourth in the world rankings and wins the first set 6:3 after just 36 minutes.
A thriller then the second sentence: Both tennis stars don’t give each other anything on the court in Melbourne, duel hard on the court. tie break!
The fifth in the world rankings Djokovic then narrowly prevailed with 7: 6 (7: 4). The Serb two sets ahead. But Tsitsipas doesn’t give up and fights back impressively in the third set.
After almost two and a half hours it is 3: 3 after games, then 4: 4. Both don’t give each other anything.
But then the experience of the long-standing world number one stops. The third set and the final of the Australian Open are decided in the tie-break, and he gets his tenth Grand Slam victory Down Under. His 22nd Grand Slam title of his career.
Insanity: Last year Djokovic wasn’t even allowed to enter Australia! Due to his missing corona vaccination, he was refused entry to the island continent.
Djokovic had previously stated on Instagram that he was allowed to take part in the traditionally first Grand Slam of the year with a “medical exemption” and was already on his way Down Under. However, he was prevented from entering the country by the Australian government. Only after court processes and a stay in a “departure” hotel did the Serb finally have to fly home again.