Novak Djokovic bagged his 10th Australian Open win this morning. When the Serbian tennis pro defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas at Melbourne Park. Serbian Player says this was biggest victory of his life.
Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday. After jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying.
In a rematch of the 2021 French Open decider, Djokovic swept to a 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(5) victory at Rod Laver Arena to reclaim the world number one ranking and again deny Tsitsipas a maiden major crown. His win today marks Djokovic’s 22nd Grand Slam—a record that he shares with Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.
This trip to Australia was far more successful than that of a year ago. When he was deported because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Although difficult in its own ways: a bad hamstring; some off-court tumult involving his father. Yet Djokovic accomplished all he could have possibly wanted in his return. He resumed his winning ways at Melbourne Park and made it back to the top of tennis, declaring: “This probably is the, I would say, biggest victory of my life.”
With his 10th Australian Open, Djokovic will now return to the top of the ATP men’s world rankings. A spot he will occupy for a record-extending 374th week. He currently holds more Australian Open titles than any other player, male or female. And continues a winning streak after claiming his seventh Wimbledon title against Nick Kyrgios in 2022.
Djokovic also reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings, making him, at 35, the second-oldest player to reach that rarefied realm, behind only Roger Federer, who was nearly 37 during his last stint on top of the tennis world. Djokovic turns 36 on May 22. It’s probably a bad idea to bet against his taking that record from Federer, as he has so many others.