Novak Djokovic took his 10th career's Australian Open after winning Sunday's final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. Nole took it all today, as winning his 22nd Grand Slam title lifted up the Serbian into the seat of ATP ranking leader.
Djokovic was a clear favorite of today's final clash despite the strong performance, which his opponent showed throughout whole the tournament. Match has started with expected turn of events, as Djokovic was putting pressure on Tsitsipas from the start. The Greek could not find an answer for a stunning Nole's level during the rallies and the first set went on account of the favorite with a 6-3 score. Second phase was a bit more tight, as Tsitsipas was much more confident on serve, holding his games really well. The Greek faced an opportunity to break Djokovic in 10th game, but did not convert the set-point on his rival's serve. Set was settled in a tiebreak, where Djokovic earned double mini-break quickly. Tsitsipas leveled the score, but it was Nole who played clinical in the decisive points and moved up to a two sets lead.
While barely anyone could believe that any turn can happen in this match, Tsitsipas started the third set from an early break. It was not a sign of a great comeback though, as Djokovic gained re-break in second game. Both players were holding their serves till another tie-break, where Djokovic started from 5-0 lead and did not blow away his advantage till the end.
Despite the second and third being close with a score, Novak Djokovic apparently had all the situation under control today. The Serbian still looks like someone who is really hungry for success and clearly made some improvements on his game, which allowed him to come back for the top, where he can stay for a longer while another time. Stefanos Tsitsipas was a pure title contender during whole the 2 weeks and looks ready for taking up the challenge, fighting for the biggest things in tennis. It was not enough today to defeat the grand champion and become the world number one in ATP rankings, but keeping this kind of consistency makes Tsitsipas a real threat in all the biggest tournaments. The Greek advances to the 3rd place in the world, achieving his career's best rank for now.