Novak Djokovic wins historic 10th Australian Open

Novak Djokovic created history in many ways today as he won his 10th Australian Open, his 22nd grand slam overall, booked a return to number one and extended the consecutive match record at the event as well.

Novak Djokovic entered this contest as a huge favourite and he proved that on the court. It wasn't a great final by his standard, it might have been his worst in the last few years. There were many mistakes by Djokovic, especially in crucial moments but he was facing a player that was playing even worse.

Tsitsipas lost his serve early in the first set and he never got it back. He did find some rhythm later in the set but Djokovic mostly focused on his own serve to bring it home 6-3. The second set was played a bit better by Tsitsipas overall. He served better, he returned better and Djokovic struggled a bit. He even faced a a break point late in the set that was a set point for Tsitsipas but survived.

We ended up in a tiebreak where Djokovic dominated once more as Tsitsipas could not find his forehand the way he wanted to. The final set opened with Tsitsipas breaking Djokovic so it seemed like we might end up with an interesting match but he gave it back right away. Djokovic was magnificent after that easily dispatching Tsitsipas in the tiebreak as the Greek simply could not find his best.

Djokovic had fewer winners than Tsitsipas but he also had fewer errors. Tsitsipas simply needed to play as he did against Khachanov posting twice as many winners as errors but ultimately he had 4 winners and 42 errors. Just not good enough.

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