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Battle for number 1! Tsitsipas demands the grand master
01/28/2023|15:00|by Maximilien Bohne
Final at the Australian Open – and so much is at stake. Sundays from 9:30 a.m. (live on Eurosport) Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic in front of. The requirements for both players are similar and yet so different.
Tsitsipas aims for his first Grand Slam victory
On the one hand, this is the tenth (!) triumph in Melbourne and the 22nd Grand Slam victory of all time. For the other, it is the first Grand Slam victory and the breakthrough at the highest level of the tennis elite. Tsitsipas is determined to overthrow the heavy favorite. “I couldn’t be more ready,” said the world number four.
It also looked like Novak Djokovic. “I know what’s coming and I’m looking forward to it,” said the Serb, who has a clear experience advantage. At the same time, the “Djoker” praised his opponent in the highest tones. “He’s in great shape,” Djokovic said. Laughing, he added that Tsitsipas is also “one of the most interesting players on the circuit, with his interests off the pitch, his haircut and everything”.
Second fight for number 1 in a row
In addition to the big trophy, both are in play for the top spot in the world rankings. Djokovic held the rank for 373 weeks. Tsitsipas tries to ascend the throne for the first time. After the 2022 US Open, this is the second consecutive Grand Final where number one is on the line. At the time, Carlos Alcaraz won against Casper Ruud. Alcaraz will take second place in the standings from next Monday. Behind the champion and in front of the runner-up.
The big favorite will be Sunday Novak Djokovic be. The 35-year-old has never lost a final in Melbourne. Head-to-head, “Nole” leads 10:2 against Tsitsipas. Tsitsipas’ two victories date from 2018 and 2019 in Canada and Shanghai.
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