Novak Djokovic (5th place, Serbia) announced a splendid revival in Australia, where he was kicked out a year ago, and achieved “the best championship of his life”.
Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th place, Greece) in 2 hours and 56 minutes in the men’s singles final on the final day of the Australian Open tennis tournament (total prize money of 76.5 million Australian dollars, about 67.2 billion won) held in Melbourne, Australia on the 29th. 0 (6-3 7-6 <7-4> 7-6 <7-5>) and achieved 10 championships for the first time in men’s singles history.
Djokovic, who regained supremacy in this tournament after two years, went up to the player box after winning the championship, shared the joy of winning with his family and staff, and then lay down on the floor and shed tears of emotion.
Having won three consecutive championships from 2019 to 2021, he had to suffer the humiliation of being virtually expelled last year from Australia, which he regarded as his ‘second home’.
Arriving at Melbourne International Airport to compete in the Australian Open in January of last year, he was unable to go to his accommodation and was sent to a quarantine facility because he did not get the vaccine for the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
He filed two court cases with the Australian federal government, but was unable to appear at the Australian Open and had to return to Serbia ahead of the opening of the tournament.
Djokovic, who returned to the Australian Open throne two years after 2021, won 10 singles titles in his career at the Australian Open alone.
This is the record for most Australian Open men’s singles wins. The prize money for winning the singles in this tournament is 2.975 million Australian dollars (approximately 2.61 billion won). 스포츠토토
This year, Djokovic is the third player to have won more than 10 singles titles in a single major event, after Margaret Court (retired, Australia) won the Australian Open women’s singles 11 times and the French Open men’s singles Rafael Nadal (2nd place, Spain) 14 times. .
With this victory, Djokovic became tied with Nadal for the most wins in men’s singles at major tournaments (22 times). Nadal was born in 1986 and Djokovic was born in 1987.
Djokovic regains her number one spot in the world rankings to be announced on the 30th. It is the first time in seven months since June of last year that Djokovic becomes the world’s number one.
Djokovic, who is called the ‘Australian Open man’, lost 0-3 (6-7 <4-7> 5-7 6-7 <3-7>) to Jeong Hyeon of Korea in the round of 16 in 2018, and then played 28 matches at the Australian Open. ran a winning streak
In the finals of this event, she went up 10 times and won all 10 times without losing once, leaving a record.
Tsitsipas reached the final of the second major tournament in his personal career following the 2021 French Open, but lost to Djokovic both times.
In the 2021 French Open final, Chichipas won the first and second sets first, but lost 2-3 (7-6 <8-6> 6-2 3-6 2-6 4-6).
In the match between Djokovic and Tsitsipas, Djokovic, who recently won 10 consecutive wins, continued with an absolute advantage of 11 wins and 2 losses.
Tsitsipas could also have become world number one if he had won that day, but in the ranking announced on the 30th, he only climbed one step to third place.
Djokovic led the game score 2-1 in the first set, but he succeeded in breaking the break with Tsitsipas’ double fault and ran away to 3-1, and kept this lead to the end, and took the first set relatively easily.
Djokovic won the second set after a tiebreak.
Tsitsipas made a series of mistakes on his forehand, his talent, and Djokovic led the tie-break 4-1, but Tsitsipas scored three points in a row and caught up with 4-4, which seemed to bring the mood.
However, at this time, Chichipas again lost a point with a forehand error, and instead of a chance to lead 5-4, it was rather dragged to 4-5, and Djokovic, who overcame the crisis, won 2 more points and even took the 2nd set.
In the tie-break in the third set, Djokovic quickly ran away 5-0, solidifying the winning mood from the beginning of the tie-break.
Tsitsipas diligently followed up to 5-6, but Djokovic ended up winning 3-0 in 2 hours and 56 minutes.
Tsitsipas had the upper hand in indicators such as serve ace 15-7, maximum speed of serve 211km-204km, number of successful attacks 40-36, but Djokovic was much more stable with 22-42 in the room.