JAKARTA - Novak Djkovic managed to win the Australian Open 2023 to match Rafael Nadal's record by recording 22 major tournament titles after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, Sunday 29 January. Djokovic won his 10th Australian Open title after going through the great resistance of the third seed from Greece Tsitsipas by winning 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the final round at Rod Laver Arena. The 35-year-old tennis winner also made sure he returned to ATP number one for the first time since last June, according to the ATP.Djokovic's website will replace Carlos Alcaraz at the top on Monday after posting his victory. Djokovic's dominance was seen from the start of the match, although Tsitsipas stepped up his game in the second and third sets. The Serb's tennis player appeared with a sharp blow at important moments to seal the win in two hours 56 minutes. Needs to change the rhythm of the match, the jarring Tsitsipas serve and his hard forward shocks began to soar. On several occasions in the second set, the Greek tennis reacted to win crucial points by raising the spirit of his supporters among the audience. He pressured Djokovic to play at the tie break in the second set. However, Djkovic found a way to get through it.Tsitsipas again threatened in the third set. However, Djokovic completed the third set with the dominance of his serve to claim a historic victory, having to be absent last year due to deportation on the grounds of the COVID-19 vaccine. After making sure to bring him home from Melbourne, Djokovic ran into his supporting city containing the coach and his family, including his mother. He then burst into tears while dropping himself on the floor.
When he returned to the bench to take turns he cried again by submerging his face into a towel. "I admit that it was very challenging not to be able to play last year, then come back this year. I want to thank everyone who made me comfortable who was the reason I played well," Djokovic said when he received the trophy, as reported by Antara. "I also have to admit that looking back five weeks may be the best win in my life given the circumstances," Djokovic said of his hamstring injury..
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