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Novak Djokovic wins his 22nd Grand Slam title in Australia and returns to world No.1

Novak Djokovic wins his 22nd Grand Slam title in Australia and returns to world No.1

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the 10th time in his career and equaled Spaniard Rafael Nadal’s record of 22 Grand Slam victories in Melbourne on Sunday. The Serbian, currently ranked No. 5 and No. 4 in the ATP, dominated Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP 4/No. 3) 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5) in the final. . ) Djokovic will be ranked world N.1 on Monday. The meeting lasted for 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Djokovic immediately put Tsitsipas under pressure with two break points on the Greek’s first serve. Tsitsipas broke them back but lost her next serve (3-1). Djokovic took out the first set in 36 minutes after not getting caught on his serve.

Tsitsipas was so dazzling in the second set that he inherited a set point on Djokovic’s serve. The Serb knocked him out before coming out in the decider.

The third set started with a break from Tsitsipas and Djokovic. The round lasted until Djokovic dictated his 7/5 frame on his third match point.

The Serbian beat Citsipes for the 11th time in 13 clashes, winning the 93rd title of his career. With 22 Grand Slam wins, he equaled Rafael Nadal’s record in Melbourne last year. Djokovic won the ‘Happy Slam’ title for the 10th time after 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

At the end of the politico-legal saga, Djokovic missed the 2022 edition of the Australian Open after being kicked out of the country due to his vaccination status. Again this year, he reclaimed his crown there and will regain the world No. 1 throne he vacated last June. Spain’s Carlos Algarz, the current world No. 1, has pulled out of his first Grand Slam of the year due to injury.

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