Novak Djokovic made history on February 2021 by winning his ninth Australian Open title and becoming the all-time men’s Grand Slam singles leader with a total of 18 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets (7-5, 6-2, 6-2) in the final, demonstrating his dominance on the hard courts of Melbourne Park.
The win was particularly significant for Djokovic, as it allowed him to surpass his rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who each have 20 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic’s victory also extends his record for the most Australian Open titles won by any player, further solidifying his status as a dominant force in the tennis world.
Throughout the tournament, Djokovic displayed his trademark versatility and tactical prowess, defeating a number of top-ranked players including Alexander Zverev and Aslan Karatsev. His road to the final was not without challenges, however, as he struggled with an abdominal injury and faced criticism for requesting a shorter quarantine period prior to the tournament.
Despite these challenges, Djokovic remained focused and determined, showcasing his exceptional mental toughness and ability to perform under pressure. His ninth Australian Open title is a testament to his incredible talent, hard work, and unwavering dedication to the sport of tennis.
In a thrilling match at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2013 , Novak Djokovic claimed his 10th Australian Open win by defeating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in three tough sets. The Serbian tennis pro clinched the men’s singles title with a 6-3, 7-6(4), 7-6(5) victory after a grueling battle that lasted just under three hours.
Despite being the clear favorite to win the match, Djokovic faced strong competition from the 24-year-old Tsitsipas, who displayed remarkable athleticism and skill on the court. While Djokovic comfortably took the first set 6-3 in just 36 minutes, Tsitsipas fought back and pushed Djokovic to two tiebreaks in the second and third sets.
With this win, Djokovic now has a total of 22 Grand Slam titles, a record he shares with Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. The victory marks Djokovic’s 33rd major final, further solidifying his status as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Meanwhile, Tsitsipas suffered his second major final defeat, having lost to Djokovic previously at the 2021 French Open.