Melbourne: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open tennis series. This is his 22nd Grand Slam title. With this, Novak Djokovic has equaled Spain’s Rafael Nadal’s record of most Grand Slam titles won.
The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, was held in Melbourne. In the men’s singles final yesterday, the 3rd seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece clashed with the 4th seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Novak Djokovic won the title of champion by winning 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5) in this match which was held for about 2 hours and 56 minutes.
This is his 10th Australian Open title. At the same time, this was the 22nd Grand Slam title won by Djokovic overall. With this, he has equaled the record of Spanish player Rafael Nadal who has won the most Grand Slam titles. Both have won 22 titles each.
Next to them are Switzerland’s Roger Federer (20 titles), America’s Pete Sampras (14), Australia’s Roy Emerson (12), Australia’s Rod Laver, Sweden’s Jorn Borg (11 titles each), and America’s Bill Tilden (10).
Siniakova, Krejcikova pair champion
In the women’s doubles final, the Czech Republic’s Katrina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova played against Japan’s Suko Aoyama and Shibahara. Katrina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova won the title in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in this match which lasted for one hour and 29 minutes.
This is the 7th time the pair have won the Grand Slam title. The couple had also exchanged vows at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open held last year. And the pair has amassed 24 consecutive victories in Grand Slam series. Siniakova and Krejcikova are also the 2nd pair to retain the Australian Open title. Earlier this record was achieved by Italy’s Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in 2013 and 2014.