Novak Djokovic has won the Australian Open. Through an impressive performance, he prevailed in the final against Rafael Nadal 6:3, 6:2, 6:3 . After a good two hours, he converted his second match ball. The Serb is now seven titles in Melbourne is the sole record winner in the tournament. Previously, he had shared the top position with the Swiss Roger Federer and Australian Roy Emerson.

a total of 15. Major title he can in the overall ranking, also Pete Sampras (USA) behind and stands alone in third place. In front of him, only Federer (20 titles) and Nadal (17).

Melbourne Park

In 2012, had delivered Djokovic and Nadal used to be the longest final of the Grand Slam history. At that time the Serb prevailed in 5:53 hours. Such a gripping duel for this year’s final was far from that. Nadal was against the number one in the world at any time of the game. In the previous tournament, he had made no record other than the Serb (two passes). But in the final, dominated Djokovic from the start, while Nadal too many mistakes allowed.

Only one break chance for Nadal

the Start to the final, missed a Nadal, even on the world ranking list, the second, through a nervous beginning. Djokovic, the first twelve of 13 points and 3:0 was by an early Break fast in the front. Also in his second service game, Nadal had big problems, fought off the next break ball of his opponent. He has Djokovic in his Service, but never dangerous. The 31-Year-old won the first round easily.

Rafael Nadal

The second set started more balanced, Nadal’s game, however, remained error-prone. Very briefly, it seemed as if the Spaniards could find into the Match. After he had once again conceded the first Break (2:3), serve, Djokovic at least twice on debut. But the 31-Year-old brought to his Service, took subsequently the next Break and shortly after the second set.

In the third round, Nadal had the first break ball – as he had made his serve even once. The Spaniard lost the game anyway. Djokovic not giving up the lead then, and celebrated his third Major title in a row. In 2018 he had triumphed in both Wimbledon and the US Open.

Nadal missed, however, his 18. Grand Slam success overall, and his second in Melbourne. For the first time he had won in the 2009 Australian Open.


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