Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic swept Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 to claim the title in the Australian Open men’s singles final on Sunday.
Djokovic, 35, burst into the major final with a dominating 6-3 win against Greece’s Tsitsipas in the opening set. After breaking No. 3 Tsitsipas’ serve in the fourth game of set, No. 4 Djokovic jumped to a 3-1 lead and maintained the advantage. The 35-year-old repeated the feat in the third set to take home the victory.
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Sunday’s match marked the second time Djokovic met Tsitsipas in a major final, both ending in a win for the Serbian player. Tsitsipas claimed two sets against Djokovic in 2019, but ultimately lost the match in five.
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With the win, Djokovic snags the 10th Australian Open title of his career, which comes a year after he wasn’t allowed to compete at Melbourne Park because he wasn’t vaccinated for COVID-19. The win also marks his 22nd Grand Slam singles title, tying him with Rafael Nadal for the men’s record.
In addition to the title, Djokovic now moves to the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings.
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