Djokovic, who was ‘exiled’ a year ago because of Corona, wins the Australian Open for the 10th time
Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Djokovic won the 2023 Australian Open tennis men’s singles final held in Melbourne, Australia on the 29th (local time) by defeating Greece’s world number 4 Stephanos Tsitsipas with a set score of 3-0. On the 30th, Djokovic attended the ceremony held at the Governor’s Residence in Melbourne and lifted the Australian Open championship cup.
With this victory, he will receive a prize money of 2.975 million Australian dollars, or about 2.7 billion won.
Djokovic’s win set various records. First of all, it took back the world number one. At the time he competed in this event, he was ranked 5th in the world. 스포츠토토
He also achieved his 10th career men’s singles title at the event. He is the third player to win 10 or more singles titles in a single major event. Earlier, Margaret Court (Australian Open) and Rafael Nadal (French Open) set records.
Djokovic also achieved 28 consecutive victories at the Australian Open. After losing to Jeong Hyeon of South Korea at the 2018 Australian Open, he continued his ‘undefeated’ game from 2019.
He also holds the record for the most wins (22) in men’s singles in a major tournament, along with ‘eternal rival’ Rafael Nadal of Spain.
Djokovic also has a ‘bad relationship’ with the Australian Open. He visited Australia to participate in the Australian Open in January of last year, but was eventually expelled because he did not get the Corona 19 vaccine. He couldn’t even participate in the game.
He headed to Australia once in consultation with the Australian Open authorities while not receiving the Corona 19 vaccine. However, at the time, the Australian government, which was sensitive to the spread of Corona 19 and the issue of managing overseas entrants, denied entry.
He showed off his skills by winning the championship cup in the tournament held a year later.