Djokovic wins Australian Open title to succeed in twenty second profession Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his tenth Australian Open title and equal Rafael Nadal’s 22 Grand Slam crowns on Sunday — an achievement that he dubbed “the most important victory in my life”.

The Serbian will return to world #1, too, as he swept previous the Greek third seed 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5) on Rod Laver Enviornment.

After the victory, the 35-year-old climbed to the participant’s field to embrace his mom and brother and broke down in tears, collapsing to the bottom sobbing.

His father, Srdjan, was lacking from the viewers after he was filmed earlier with a gaggle of individuals with Russian flags — one with a picture of Vladimir Putin — after Djokovic’s quarterfinal victory, sparking controversy.

The victory over Tsitsipas capped a exceptional return for Djokovic to Melbourne Park after he was deported from Australia final 12 months as a result of he was not vaccinated towards COVID-19.

“I’ve to say this has been one of the difficult tournaments I’ve ever performed contemplating the circumstances, not taking part in final 12 months, coming again this 12 months,” he stated.

“I wish to thank all of the those who made me really feel welcome, to be comfy, to be in Melbourne, to be in Australia.” 

“I attempt to pinch myself and actually reside by means of these moments. It is a lengthy journey,” Djokovic added.

“Solely my workforce and household know what we now have been by means of within the final 4 or 5 weeks, and that is why I might most likely say that is the most important victory in my life contemplating the circumstances.”

After his three-year ban from Australia was lifted, Djokovic stretched his unbeaten streak in Melbourne to twenty-eight matches, the longest run on the event for a person within the Open period courting again to 1968.

He added his Melbourne trophy quantity 10 to the seven from Wimbledon, three from the US Open and two on the French Open, matching his rival Nadal for probably the most by a person in tennis historical past.

Margaret Court docket, with 24, Serena Williams, 23, and Steffi Graf, 22, have probably the most amongst ladies.

This was additionally the 93rd ATP tour-level title for Djokovic, permitting the 35-year-old from Serbia to interrupt a tie with Nadal for the fourth most titles. Jimmy Connors nonetheless holds that report at 109.

Djokovic was collaborating in his thirty third main last, Tsitsipas in his second.

He was superior all through the match towards the Greek, particularly within the two tiebreakers. 

Djokovic took a 4-1 lead within the first and after it was 4-all, pulled off three factors in a row.

He then led 5-0 within the closing tiebreaker. After profitable the matchpoint, he pointed to his temple, climbed into the stands, pumped his fist and jumped together with his coach Goran Ivanisevic and different entourage members, and collapsed, overjoyed.

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