Serbian tennis legend Novak Djokovic reigned supreme at the Australian Open once again on Sunday as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets to clinch the season-opening Grand Slam for a record-extending 10th time.
Djokovic also reclaimed the No. 1 ranking after beating the third-ranked Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 at the Rod Laver Arena.
The win saw Djokovic go level with Rafael Nadal and Steffi Graff on 22 Grand Slam titles, the second-most in the Open Era. Only Serena Williams is ahead of Djokovic with 23 Grand Slam singles titles.
Legends wish Legend
Aussie tennis legend Rod Laver, after whom the main court at Melbourne Park is named, took to social media to wish Djokovic on yet another outstanding performance at the tournament which he missed last year after being deported due to his stance against the Covid-19 vaccine.
"Congratulations on a 10th Australian Open title Novak Djokovic, 35 and at the peak of your powers. You’ve been as relentless as I’ve seen you these past two weeks. It was a privilege to watch such a superb final against your young rival Stefanos Tsitsipas. Bravo to you both!" tweeted Rod Laver, who won 11 Grand Slams.
Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh also took to Twitter to wish Djokovic.
"An absolute beast !! @DjokerNole 22 grand slam’s unbelievable," Yuvraj tweeted.
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