Novak Djokovic wins first tournament of the season, “I gave everything to win”

Novak Djokovic raised expectations for the Australian Open with his first win of the season in Australia, his return after two years.

Djokovic (Serbia) beat Sebastian Corda (USA) 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 6-4 in the final of the first round of the ATP250 Adelaide International, the first tournament of the tour, and lifted the championship cup in 3 hours and 9 minutes. .

“It’s been an amazing week and you guys have made it even more special,” Djokovic said at the ceremony. Standing here is a gift for sure,” he said. “I gave my all today and this week to get this trophy.”

With this victory, Djokovic achieved 92 victories on the tour, and tied for 4th with Rafael Nadal (Spain) for the most wins ever. Jimmy Connors (109), Roger Federer (103) and Ivan Lendl (94) are ahead.

The match between No. 1 seed Djokovic and Visid Korda was a tight match from the beginning. Corda, who went up to the final without a set, faced Djokovic with a powerful serve and stable strokes. The two players, who exchanged a break game once, entered the tie-break.

Djokovic absurdly gave up his first service point for a double fault, giving Korda the upper hand. Afterwards, Corda missed two set point opportunities and conceded a set point, but took the first set with a tiebreak score of 10-8 at the last minute.

The second set was tighter than the first. Djokovic and Corda entered the tie-break once again without giving each other a single break. However, this time Djokovic succeeded in taking the first point and brought the flow, creating a triple set point opportunity to balance the game.

In the last 3 sets, Djokovic broke Korda’s service game in the 10th game and succeeded in a come-from-behind victory.


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