Australian Open: Djokovic wins 10th title there, 22nd major
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A LOOK AT SUNDAY
Novak Djokovic collected his record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title overall with a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final at Melbourne Park. The victory Sunday night also will allow Djokovic to rise to No. 1 in the AP rankings on Monday. He collapsed into tears after the match. A year ago, Djokovic did not play in the Australian Open after he was deported from the country because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara 6-4, 6-3 to win the women’s doubles final for their seventh Grand Slam trophy as a team.
SUNDAY’S KEY RESULTS
Men’s Singles Final: No. 4 Novak Djokovic beat No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
Women’s Doubles Final: Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova beat Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara 6-4, 6-3.
Cloudy with a high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).
STATS OF THE DAY
28 — Consecutive matches won by Djokovic at the Australian Open, the most by a man in the Open era, which began in 1968.
10 — Australian Open titles won by Djokovic, the men’s record.
22 — Grand Slam trophies won by Djokovic, tied with Rafael Nadal for the most by a man.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“This probably is the, I would say, biggest victory of my life.” — Djokovic.
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