Finally after many expectations, fears, controversies, controversies and hopes, the Australian Open 2021 has begun, the first Grand Slam of the season that will be played at Melbourne Park from 8 to 21 February, with the presence of a part of the crowd in the stands.
All the greatest tennis players on the planet have therefore made an appointment in Melbourne to play one of the most fascinating and important sporting events of the sporting season, the first real appointment with great tennis after the appetizer of the ATP and WTA events in Melbourne the week before the Australian Open.
There is no Roger Federer, who will return on the court in the next ATP Doha event. Novak Djokovic will wait for Alexander Zverev, after his wins in the 4th round against Milos Raonic. In a segment of the board that magically opened up, all as planned.
Fresh from the problems stacked in the challenge against Taylor Fritz the world number one does what he has to do without resorting to overtime. Despite an empty passage in the heart of the second set, the eight-time champion of the tournament manages the practice almost flawlessly and loads on his shoulders, at the threshold of three hours of play, a very robust 7-6 (3) 4- 6 6-1 6-4.
For the Serbian champion this is the 300th career victory in a Grand Slam. Try to guess the single in front of him in this special chart.