Novak Djokovic (5th, Serbia), who won the most Australian Open men’s singles championships, reached the final, leaving only one step left to win his 10th career victory.
Djokovic beat Tommy Paul (35th, USA) 3-0 (7-7) in 2 hours and 20 minutes in the men’s singles semifinal at the Australian Open tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 27th (total prize money: 76.5 million Australian dollars, about 66.26 billion won). 5 6-1 6-2).
With this, Djokovic covers the owner of the championship trophy on the 29th with Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th, Greece), who previously beat Karen Khachanov (20th, Russia).
Their record against Chichipas, their opponent in the finals, is ahead with 10 wins and 2 losses.
Djokovic’s 27th consecutive Australian Open victory. It is an undefeated march after losing to Jung Hyun (27) in the round of 16 in 2018.
In addition, starting with his first victory in this competition in 2008, he continued to have a 100% win rate in 10 semifinals.
Djokovic aims to regain the Australian Open supremacy in two years after 2021. It is his 10th championship challenge in his career.
Last year, he failed to appear at the Australian Open due to non-vaccination of the Corona 19 vaccine.
If Djokovic wins, he will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in seven months since June last year.
And he climbed to the top for the 22nd time in singles at major competitions, and tied for first place with Rafael Nadal (2nd place, Spain) for the most in this category.
Suffering from a muscle injury in his left leg ahead of this tournament, Djokovic is showing off his peak skills overcoming concerns.
In the round of 16, he defeated Alex Diminor (24th, Australia) 3-0, and in the quarterfinals, Andrei Rublev (6th place, Russia) was also easily defeated 3-0.
He overpowered Paul in the semifinals as well.
Djokovic seemed to win the first set easily if he led 4-1 in the early stages. However, after an argument with the referee, they gave up four games and allowed a 5-5 tie.
However, Djokovic regained his composure and took the 11th game and then broke his 12th game to win the first set. 메이저사이트
Djokovic, who took the second set easily due to Paul’s mistake, did not allow an empty gap in the third set.
With Djokovic’s return ability shining, he accumulated points step by step and won the victory in 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Earlier, Tsitsipas defeated Khachanov 3-1 (7-6<7-2> 6-4 6-7<6-8> 6-3).
Chichipas, who was eliminated in the semifinals of this tournament three times (in 2019, 2021 and 2022), reached the final stage for the first time in his life.
Following his runner-up finish at the 2021 French Open, it is his second major event final in his personal career.