Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open finals, and by doing so, he rocketed back to the top of the ATP rankings, won a record-breaking tenth AO title, and added his 22nd grand slam title to his resume, which is the highest number going shoulder to shoulder with Rafael Nadal.
Nole became the first owner of ten Australian Open titles in history in straight sets – 6:3, 7:6, 7:6. Both players put on quite a show for the audience in Rod Laver Arena. Even though Novak won the first set in a convincing fashion, the rest of the match brought a lot of drama.
In the second set, Stefanos was playing one of his best games, giving the now 22-time grand slam champion a run for his money. The winner of the second set had to be decided in a tiebreak, and the same thing happened in the third set.
Tsitsipas put in a lot of fight and displayed plenty of physical and mental strength to overcome the opponent’s powerful groundstrokes, but it was not enough to hold determined Djokovic at bay, who deservingly raised the trophy when it was all said and done.
Starting on Monday, Djokovic will reclaim the number one spot on the ATP rankings.