The Serbian Novak Djokovic resumed his reign over Melbourne Park to win the 10th Australian Open title this Sunday (29) and destroy the dream of winning a Grand Slam of Grego Stefanos Tsitsipas in a one-sided final.
In a rematch of the 2021 French Open decision, Djokovic won 6-3, 7-6(4) and 7-6(5) at Rod Laver Arena to recover the first place in the world ranking and once again deny Tsitsipas or First important title.
The atmosphere was electric and the crowd many times undisciplined as Serb twisters and Gregos berravam our terraces as they are roaring in football times.
But, not at the end, shouts of “Nole! Nole” won when Djokovic opened a 5-0 lead in the final tiebreaker and played a game with a strong forehand on the line that Tsitsipas only managed to beat for a long time.
The 35-year-old player batted early and afterward with his heart as he advanced to open up Tsitsipas’s hand before hitting his player’s area.
Letting out a roar, Djokovic raised his fists and chorus as he embraced his mother.
Djokovic’s 22nd triumph in a Grand Slam, now equaling Rafa Nadal, was his final redemption a year after his sensational deportation from Australia on the eve of the Grand Slam due to lack of vaccination against Covid-19.
That gloomy episode seemed like ancient history this Sunday, when he was engulfed in applause by his army of Serb twisters.
Despite repeatedly saying that he held no grudge over his deportation, Djokovic did not leave you in doubt that the events of the past year would be combustible for his success.
“I must say that this tournament was more challenging than I have ever played in my life,” said Djokovic as he packed the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup.
“I didn’t play last year, I’m back this year. This is probably the greatest victory of my life, considering the circumstances.”
Source: CNN Espanol