'Novak Djokovic is a mutant', says French player
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 12073
If before we only talked about audience ratings in Australia, now we also get news from the rest of Europe and even here the news is not the best. The final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas was followed on ESPN by an average of 439,000 viewers, 36% less than last year.
Not only that, because the figures for this final are nightmarish and Djokovic vs Tsitsipas was the least watched final even in the last decade. Negative figures also for the women's final, only seen by an average of 379,000 spectators and 21% less than last year.
The negative numbers showed a sharp decline, yet another testimonial to an obvious decline in the world of tennis. The first Grand Slam of the year returned Novak Djokovic to the top of the ATP rankings with his tenth win in the land of kangaroos, a victory that meant the 93rd title of his professional career.
For his part, Sabalenka is number two in the world after his first Major in a year started undefeated.
Alize Cornet praises Novak Djokovic
French tennis player Alize Cornet praised Novak Djokovic and applauded him for his 2023 Australian Open title.
“I followed the final with great interest as a great tennis fan that I am. Novak Djokovic is a mutant, you realize more when you are a tennis player. He comes from another planet and I am happy to live in this incredible era of tennis with Roger, Novak and Rafa,” Cornet said according to Eurosport.
“I hope Rafa can fight Djokovic for the 23rd Grand Slam. That would be awesome,” she said. The best number one in the world in history is back. Once his tenth crown was consummated at the 2023 Australian Open, the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic regained his place in the honorary position of the ATP ranking and with it further stretched one of the most important records of the 'white sport'
Nole reached 374 weeks as number one in the world, a figure that will last for at least the entire month of February. With this, he distances himself even further from his main pursuers in this classification, who are already retired players.
Second place is held by the Swiss Roger Federer, who hung up his racket last year and throughout his career he spent 310 weeks in the position of honor. The third and last place on the podium is occupied by the American Pete Sampras with 286 weeks as the number one in the world.