Novak Djokovic ready for Australian Open 2023 after Adelaide Win

0
40

While Novak Djokovic was getting ready for his comeback at the Australian Open, he saved a championship point en route to winning the Adelaide International title with a thrilling victory over American Sebastian Korda. This served as a good warmup for Djokovic’s upcoming match at the Australian Open.

The Serbian appeared to be in jeopardy of suffering an unexpected loss, but he rallied back to win 6-7 (8) 7-6 (3) 6-4 in a gruelling three hours and nine minutes to extend his winning streak in Australia to 34 matches, starting in 2019.

Novak Australian Open

Due to the fact that he refused to have the Covid-19 vaccine, Djokovic was removed from the country in advance of the 2022 Australian Open because he posed a threat to the general population’s health.

However, the 35-year-old player, who needed treatment on his left leg during Saturday’s semi-final win against Daniil Medvedev, will be returning to Melbourne this month in the hopes of winning a tenth title.

After winning the 92nd tour-level trophy of his long career at the conclusion of an exciting match, he will get there full with confidence and ready to take on the challenge.

Djokovic fought off a match point when the score was 5-6 in the second set. After fighting back to stay in the match, he powered through the tie-break to ensure that the match would go to a third set.

After the victory was assured when the 22-year-old Korda fired a final forehand long, the 21-time Grand Slam champion placed his right index finger to his head as a homage to his resiliency.

Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are currently tied for fourth place all-time in men’s singles winners in the Open Era, behind only Jimmy Connors (109), Roger Federer (103), and Ivan Lendl (94).

He acknowledged the support he had received from the Australian audience since his return to the nation.

According to atptour.com, Djokovic expressed his gratitude to the audience during the trophy presentation by saying, “It’s been an amazing week and you guys made it even more special.”

“Without a doubt, the fact that I am able to stand here today is a gift. I poured everything I had into today’s competition as well as the rest of the week so that I could finally win the award. The support that I’ve been getting in the past 10 days is something that I don’t think I’ve experienced too many times in my life, so thank you so much to everyone for coming out to every single match. “I don’t think I’ve ever experienced too many times in my life something like the support that I’ve been getting in the past 10 days.”

After defeating fellow Briton Jamie Murray and New Zealander Michael Venus in the final match of the men’s doubles competition, British player Lloyd Glasspool and his Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara claimed the men’s doubles championship.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here