Australian Open Tops & Flops: Djokovic rules, Serena Williams' broken dream


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Australian Open Tops & Flops: Djokovic rules, Serena Williams' broken dream

TOPS Novak Djokovic, 10 and counting. A tank. The two sets lost in the final with Thiem were only an illusion for his opponent and for his detractors. Concentrated, physically and mentally solid, his 8th Major is well deserved.

This year his strength was in varying his tennis, adapting it to situations, especially under pressure. Closer from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, he can become the number one ever in the Slams. Monstrous. Dominic Thiem, 9. The improvements on hard-courts are evident.

In the final he could also win, but against Superman Djokovic it is impossible for anyone now. The Slam title will arrive. Roger Federer, 8. He arrives in the semifinal in precarious physical conditions. He lives nother psycho-physical drama against Djokovic, but he couldn't do more than that.

He can still win a Slam, despite Djokovic is his nightmare. Alexander Zverev, 8. Finally a semifinal in the Slams. A positive result after months of darkness. It can become protagonist again. Rafael Nadal, 7. Melbourne is a nightmare for him.

In the quarterfinals the dream of reaching Federer's Slam record will end, At the Roland Garros he will have a new chance. Sofia Kenin, 10. The victory in Melbourne is sweet and unexpected. He crowned two fantastic weeks with incredible performances, beating all her opponents.

Practically perfect. Garbine Muguruza, 9. After the last extremely difficult months, I would like only to say: welcome back! Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep, 8. On the eve of the semifinals they were the favorites. The defeat may come unexpectedly, but in the other Slams they will be the opponents to beat.

Guarantees. Ons Jabeur, 7. The surprise of the tournament. Ftansy and talent are her best skills. She played the most beautiful tennis of the tournament. Will she ever be able to reach such a level again? Caroline Wozniacki, 10. A special vote for the last tournament of this great champion.

FLOPS Stefanos Tsistipas, 4. It was supposed to be his tournament. He fails the opportunity, proving to be still immature and incomplete. Daniil Medvedev, 4. Everyone considered him the only alternative to the Big Three. The pressure conditioned his tournament.

Celebrated in 2019, he must now regain his solidity, otherwise he risks doing like Zverev in 2019. Grigor Dimitrov, 4. One more step back. Shrimp. Naomi Osaka, 4. She wasn't able to defend the title. Against Cori Gauff she played one of the worst matches of her young career.

She felt too much pressure. Serena Williams, 4. Th 24th Slam is a nightmare. Nightmare that this time has the name of Qiang Wang, who eliminated the American from the tournament without mercy. Maria Sharapova, 3. Out of phase both physically and psychologically. She reached the end of the line.