Novak Djokovic faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final for 2023
Novak Djokovic faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final for 2023. Let us give you a preview of this match in Melbourne on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic aims to win his record 10th title at the Australian Open. At the same time, he’s just one win away from equalizing Rafael Nadal’s achievement of 22 Grand Slam titles. It’d put him on top in the Open Era alongside the Spaniard.
Djokovic eliminated opponents like Grigor Dimitrov, Alex De Minaur, Andre Rublev, and Tommy Paul during his march to the final. In the 1/2-final, he met USA’s Paul and won against him in three straight sets – 7-5 6-1 6-2.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, on the other hand, reached a Grand Slam final for the second time in his career. In 2021 he met Djokovic in the Roland Garros final but was defeated. In Melbourne, the Greek star will try to win his first Grand Slam title. He’s currently №4 in the ATP rankings and arguably one of the best tennis players on Earth. Tsitsipas is now unbeaten in his last 11 matches – a remarkable achievement indeed.
In order to reach the Australian Open final, Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated the Russian Karen Khachanov in four sets – 7-6 6-4 6-7 6-3. It wasn’t an easy game, but he showed some solid character and got what he needed.
Regarding head-to-head stats, Novak Djokovic outperforms Stefanos Tsitsipas in some convincing way – 10-2. It doesn’t mean that winning is guaranteed for the Serbian, but it shows how difficult it is for Tsitsipas to play against him. Most recently, these two met at the Nitto ATP Finals, where Djokovic achieved a win in two sets.
That’s our preview for the Australian Open final between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas in Melbourne. Can Djokovic win his 10th title in Australia, or maybe Tsitsipas will celebrate his maiden Grand Slam title? Let’s see.