Djokovic Goes Level With Nadal After Dominant Australian Open Win


Novak Djokovic put on a dominant performance to win his 22nd career Grand Slam singles title—equaling Rafael Nadal’s all-time record—after beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets at the Australian Open final on Sunday.

Key Facts

Djokovic rarely looked in trouble during the final winning the game with a score of 6-3, 7-6 and 7-6.

With a record-extending 10th Australian Open title, Sunday’s victory further cements Djokovic’s status as the most dominant hardcourt men’s player in history.

The Australian Open title win also takes Djokovic back to the top of the ATP’s world rankings.

Djokovic’s chief rival, Rafael Nadal knocked out of the Australian Open earlier he lost his second-round match to American Mackenzie McDonald while battling an injury.

What To Watch For

Djokovic and Nadal’s next chance to overhaul each other’s record will come at the French Open in May. While a question mark likely remains over Nadal’s injuries, beating the Spaniard on clay will likely be a major challenge for Djokovic. With 14 titles Nadal is the most dominant player in the history of the French Open.

This is a developing story.