Novak Djokovic rewrites tennis history with a figure that nobody has
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 4694
Novak Djokovic has reached the final of the Australian Open 2023, where he will try to win the 22nd Grand Slam of his incredible career. Between him and his 10th title at the Australian Open, only one challenge remains. The semifinal saw her opposed to one of the surprises of the tournament, the American Tommy Paul, who at the starting line was certainly not one of the suspects to go so far.
The final of the tournament will instead be against Stefanos Tsitsipas. The numbers of the Serbian champion are impressive. To reach his 10th semifinal at the Happy Slam, the Serbian star has encountered very few pitfalls so far and his performance has been steadily growing.
Only the Frenchman Enzo Couacaud managed to snatch a set from him. A dry mouth the most popular Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev. A disarming show of strength offered in the final rounds for Novak, who seems to have definitively overcome the hamstring problems, which had alarmed millions of fans in the early stages of the tournament.
Another impressive statistic for the Serbian star
As we said, this is Djokovic's tenth appearance in the semifinals, in Melbourne, topped off with 9 successes. The 35-year-old is the only tennis player in history to have succeeded in all 4 Grand Slams (11 at Roland Garros, 11 Wimbledon, 12 Us Open).
Incredible statistics, which testify, where there was still need, of the continuity that Nole has managed to have in the last 16 years of his career. At Roland Garros in 2007 the Serbian champion reached his first Grand Slam semifinal, but lost to the King of clay Rafael Nadal in three hard fought sets.
Should Djokovic triumph on Sunday, he would also regain the lead in the ATP Ranking, which he had lost in 2022, due to his exclusion from several important tournaments, for the choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
A possible final between the Serbian and Tsitsipas would decide the new number one in the world, who would therefore override Carlos Alcaraz. currently stopped in the pits.