With the success, not without some troubles, against Enzo Couacaud, Novak Djokovic has added yet another record to his brilliant career. A record that until now belonged to another legend of the sport, Roger Federer. In this special ranking Nole hooked the Swiss at the top after 17 sets won with the round score of 6-0 at the Australian Open.
Before the match against the Frenchman took place, the former world number one was still at 16 in the company of another great champion, the American Andre Agassi.
Thirty-sixth consecutive victory in Australia for Nole
The Serbian champion therefore detached the ticket for the round of 32 at the Australian Open, but there were moments of apprehension during the match.
In the heart of the second set he suffered a twinge in his thigh that had already been afflicting him for a few weeks and this created various difficulties for him, especially in lateral movements. The Frenchman, galvanized by the moment and in full competitive trance, led the 21-time Grand Slam champion to the tie break, winning it.
From the third and fourth set, there was actually no match. Djokovic probably annoyed by the fact that the match was taking longer than he had expected, pressed on the accelerator pedal and essentially left the crumbs to the honest transalpine tradesman, who had only pushed himself on the occasion of Roland Garros 2021 beyond the first round at a Major.
That's thirty-six consecutive victories in Australia, 23 in the local Grand Slam. Impressive numbers that could increase until the eventual final on Monday 29 January. The 9 times Happy Slam champion, in the next round, will face the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who is doing well in this first glimpse of the Slam.
The number 28 in the world defeated Aslan Karatsev and Laslo Djere in the first two rounds with the same result (3-0). The race towards the 22nd Grand Slam continues. At this point of the tournamet, Djokovic is the clear favorite for the final win at the Australian Open 2023.
If he should win, Nole will get his 10th Australian Open title, improving his record. Not only: the Serbian champion will match Rafael Nadal at 22 Grand Slam title, getting a new record.
ð Tenistas con más sets ganados por 6-0 en el Australian Open (Open Era/Men’s Singles):
ð¨ð Roger Federer | 17
ð·ð¸ NOVAK DJOKOVIC | 17
ðºð¸ Andre Agassi | 16 pic.twitter.com/6qfEkJMwr2 — MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) January 19, 2023