Novak Djokovic, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-0 in the men’s singles final at the Australian Open, became the champion..
Serbian Novak Djokovic, who beat Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-0 in the men’s singles final at the Australian Open, became the champion for the tenth time in the tournament.
In the men’s singles final of the 2023 Australian Open, the first major tournament of the season to be held in Melbourne, 35-year-old Djokovic and 24-year-old Tsitsipas, who were battling for their first tournament in Australia, faced off.
Starting the match quickly, world No. 5 Djokovic won the first set 6-3 in 36 minutes and won 1-0.
Although world number 4 Tsitsipas, who started the second set more effectively, led 5-4, Djokovic won that set 7-6, bringing the situation to 2-0 in sets.
The third set was also the scene of as much contention as the second, and after a tie-breaker tiebreaker, Djokovic won the set 7–6 and declared the championship after the two-hour, 56-minute match.
Djokovic, who went to his family and technical team in the stands after the tournament, couldn’t control his tears. Djokovic, who threw himself on the floor here, then got back on the field. The Serbian batsman, who had been waiting on the side of the court for a while, once again went to the platform where his family was, and this time celebrated his championship with enthusiasm.
After this tournament, the Serbian racket became world No. 1 in men’s singles.
equals the record
With 22 tournaments, Djokovic equaled Spanish racketeer Rafael Nadal’s record for the “most male tennis player to win the most Grand Slam tournaments”.
The Serbian tennis player reached the Grand Slam final for the 33rd time in his career, breaking his own record in men’s singles.
Djokovic also won his 93rd ATP Men’s Singles title.
On the other hand, Tsitsipas contested the Grand Slam final for the second time in his career after the 2021 French Open.
Djokovic, who is the most successful tennis player in the history of the tournament by winning 10 tournaments, returned to the Australian Open this year, which he was unable to attend on the grounds that he did not meet the new type of Corona virus (Covid-19) conditions last year.
The champions of the tournament, in which 76.5 million Australian dollars (approximately 1 billion liras) were distributed in prize money, won 2 million 975 thousand Australian dollars (approximately 39 million liras).
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