Australian Open 2023, Djokovic-Tsitsipas is final

The two champions will compete on Sunday for the first Grand Slam of the season at the Rod Laver Arena

Novak Djokovic will play the 2023 Australian Open final against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The two champions will compete on Sunday for the first Grand Slam of the season with the Greek also aiming for the world number one. The Serbian, number 4 in the Australian seeding, defeated the American Tommy Paul in three sets in the semifinals with a score of 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 in 2 hours and 20 minutes of play.

Tsitsipas, seeded No. 3, beat No. 18 seed Karen Khachanov in four sets in three hours and 21 minutes with a score of 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 6-7 ( 6-8), 6-3. For Tsitsipas this is the second overall final in a Grand Slam after the one he lost to Novak Djokovic at Roland Garros in 2021.

Novak Djokovic reaches the Australian Open final for the 10th time, 33rd Grand Slam final, and by winning the Australian tournament he would win his 22nd Grand Slam, the tenth in Melbourne, like Rafa Nadal. Furthermore, by lifting the cup, Nole would also return to number 1 in the world, undermining Carlos Alcaraz. While Paul beaten by the Serbian in the semifinal will enter the Top-20 for the first time from Monday. The final against Stefanos Tsitsipas is scheduled for Sunday at the Rod Laver Arena, the one between the two is now a great classic. There are in fact 12 precedents, with the balance being 10-2 for the Serbian, who has won the last 9 matches. Tsitsipas’ last statement dates back to 2019 when he won in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters.



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