Djokovic wins the Australian Open! 22nd Grand Slam victory (record!) and 10th in Melbourne
Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final (6:3, 7:6(4), 7:6(5)) and will become the first rocket in the world. The Serbian won the 22nd Grand Slam and repeated the record of Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic’s games are the first to go online, the server is marked with an asterisk.
Why did Djokovic win?
Djokovic played at his level in the final, beyond the reach of most opponents. He moved the ball very quickly, held it very deep, served wonderfully, made almost no mistakes and constantly pressed.
Tsitsipas needed to play the best match of his career to defeat such Djokovic. But the Greek, unfortunately, failed the most important points. Early in the match, when Novak is always looking to push and take advantage, he wasn’t good enough on the first ball (below 50%) and wasn’t sharp enough from the forehand. The result – an early break, which the Serb did not give a chance to win back.
In the end of the second set, when Djokovic had a very bad tie-break, Tsitsipas played even worse and gave five unforced errors.
In the third set, he missed a break, assisting with errors, and then gave up a two-server lead in a tie-break – two errors.
Yes, Stefanos famously fought until the very end. But in moments when it was necessary to take off even higher, he sank down.
Well, in general, it should be noted that Djokovic not only neutralized his strengths (serving, forehand, did not let him into the net), but also outplayed him in these areas. He served better himself, was not inferior in strength in the game on the right, but punched more stable and more accurately. And, as always, he convincingly used the weak side of the Greek – the backhand.