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Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in Australian Open final




Novak Djokovic has defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) in the Australian Open men’s final at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria on Sunday night.

The Serbian defeated the Greek in a tense match that lasted close to three hours.

After a slow start, Djokovic’s serve came to the fore in the third set.

In the third set, Tsitsipas broke Djokovic for the first time in the match. But Djokovic responded by breaking back in the very next game. 

Nearly an hour later, the Serbian slammed the door shut for good in another tiebreaker.

Djokovic’s win comes one year after being deported from Melbourne for not being vaccinated against COVID-19. This is the Serb’s tenth Australian Open victory. He is now ranked no.1 in the world.

After the match and when receiving his runner’s up trophy, Tsitsipas congratulated Djokovic on his win and said “you make me a better player.”

“I would also like to thank the Greek fans because they always make me feel at home here,” Tsitsipas added, drawing loud applause from the crowd.

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