Djokovic Novak was simply too good at the most crucial moments and claimed his 10th Australian Open championship.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was at his best when it mattered most. And defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to claim. His 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title . Sunday night final at Rod Laver Arena.
The victory allowed Djokovic to return to number one in the ATP rankings.
The 35-year-old from Serbia did not compete in the Australian Open a year ago. After being deported from the country. Because he had not been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Government restrictions have since been eased. And he was able to get a visa this time despite not yet having a shot against the coronavirus-related illness.
Djokovic now extends his winning streak to 28 matches in hard-court tournaments.
His 10th trophy in Australia added to the record he already holds. His 22 major championships – including seven from Wimbledon. Three from the US Open and two from the French Open – are tied with Rafael Nadal for the most. By a single individual in tennis history.
Tsitsipas falls to 0-2 in major finals. He also lost to Djokovic at the 2021 French Open.