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Djokovic overcomes Tsitsipas. to win 10th Australian Open

To tie Rafael Nadal’s record of 22 Grand Slam victories, Djokovic overcame Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), and 7-6 (5).

In the Rod Laver Arena final, Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his 10th Australian Open title and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam trophy overall.

The Serbian star defeated Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final on Sunday with scores of 6-3, 7-6 (4), and 7-6 (5) despite having only lost one set all week and expressing concern that a hamstring injury might cause him to leave.

The first Grand Slam of the year was won by Djokovic, who also recaptured the top spot from Carlos Alcaraz.

Due to his lack of a COVID-19 vaccination, the 35-year-old was not able to participate in the Australian Open the previous year.

Since then, governmental requirements have been loosened, and he was able to obtain a visa despite not having received his COVID vaccination.

After the victory, Djokovic stated, “I have to say this has been the most difficult tournament I have ever played… coming back this year after missing last year.”

We have experienced a lot during the past four or five weeks, but only the team and family are aware of it.

Djokovic has now won 28 straight matches at the hard-court competition.

He adds to his record by winning his tenth prize in Australia. He shares the record for the most major titles won by a player in tennis history with Rafael Nadal with 22 major titles, including seven from Wimbledon, three from the US Open, and two from the French Open.

There was a boisterous atmosphere due to the significant Greek and Serbian populations in Melbourne and Rod Laver’s presence.

Djokovic had a strong sense of confidence going into the match because he had triumphed in all nine of his previous Australian Open finals and had a 10-2 career advantage over the Greek. Against Tsitsipas, he always won, but notably in the two tiebreakers.

After it was tied at four in the first, Djokovic took a 4-1 lead and won the next three points. Once the final tiebreaker, in which he had a 5-0 lead, was over, he pointed to his temple, climbed into the stands, pumped his fist, and leapt along with his coach Goran Ivanisevic and other members of the entourage before collapsing in tears.

Djokovic came back onto the court, sat on his bench by the sidelines, covered his face with a white towel, and sobbed once more. The three women with the most championships are Margaret Court (24), Serena Williams (23), and Steffi Graf (22).

Additionally, Djokovic broke a tie with Nadal for fourth place by winning his 93rd career ATP tour-level championship. That number, 109, is held by Jimmy Connors.

The 2021 French Open final, where Tsitsipas lost to Djokovic, was the 24-year-first old’s major final. Djokovic was competing in his 33rd major final.

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