Australian Open: Novak Djokovic wins his 22nd Grand Slam title and equals Rafael Nadal’s record
Novak Djokovic, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Greek in the Australian Open final this Sunday (6-3, 7-6, 7-6), won his 22nd Grand Slam title and equaled the record by Rafael Nadal.
And 10 which makes 22! After a final won in three sets against the Greek Stefanos Tsistsipas (6-3, 7-6, 7-6), Novak Djokovic won this Sunday the Australian Open for the tenth time in his career. (in as many finals) and his 22e Grand Slam title, equaling Rafael Nadal’s record. And icing on the cake, he will find, this Monday, his throne of world No. 1 which he had abandoned last June before his coronation at Wimbledon. A magnificent revenge for the Serb, a year after being expelled from Australia just before the start of the tournament due to his vaccination status.
And “Nole” experienced this coronation as a real liberation after all the events and controversies experienced in recent months. After celebrating his victory with his clan, he was overwhelmed, as rarely, by emotion and remained lying for long seconds in the stands in tears.
“It’s one of the toughest tournaments of my career. Only my family and my team know what I’ve been through these last three or four weeks. I didn’t play last year, I came back this year. The circumstances make it the biggest victory of my career, “he said when receiving the trophy from the hands of Ken Rosewall.
Undefeated since the start of the season, Novak Djokovic was imperial throughout this fortnight in Melbourne, conceding only one set (in the 2nd round against the French Enzo Couacaud), until this final, where he did not left Stefanos Tsitsipas no chance. He quickly got his hands on the game to conclude the first set in 36 minutes (6-3). If he was then a little more feverish at times, he knew how to remain solid to pocket the 2e set in the tie-break and quickly unbroken at the start of the 3e.
And he finally completed his demonstration again in the tie-break without ever really being worried. Proof that the world tennis boss is back at the top and he will try to get his 23e Grand Slam next June at Roland-Garros. The question now is whether Rafael Nadal, also in search of his 23rd crown, will be present.
Novak Djokovic wins the Australian Open for the 10th time
This 22nd Grand Slam title allows him to join Rafael Nadal on the list of the most successful players in Majors
The Serb will regain his place as world No. 1 on Monday pic.twitter.com/NB9XJGrVJy
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