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Novak Djokovic as Roger Federer: what a record!

With the success, not without some problems, against Enzo Couacaud, Novak Djokovic has added another record to his illustrious career. A record that until now belonged to another legend in the sport, Roger Federer. In this special ranking, Nole hooked the Swiss at the top after winning 17 sets with a round score of 6-0 at the Australian Open.

Before the fight against the Frenchman took place, the former world number one was still at 16 in the company of another great champion, the American Andre Agassi.

36th win in a row in Australia for Nole

The Serbian champion therefore removed the ticket to the round of 16 at the Australian Open, but there were fearful moments during the match.

In the heart of the second set, he suffered a jab in the thigh, which had already been bothering him for a couple of weeks, and it created various difficulties for him, especially in lateral movements. The Frenchman, buoyed by the moment and in full competitive trance, took the 21-time Grand Slam champion to the tie break and won it.

From the third and fourth sets, there was actually no battle. Djokovic, probably annoyed that the match was taking longer than he expected, hit the accelerator and essentially left the crumbs to the honest transalpine craftsman, who had only pushed himself on the occasion of Roland Garros 2021 beyond the first round at a major.

That’s thirty-six wins in a row in Australia, 23 in the local Grand Slam. Impressive numbers that could add up to the final final on Monday 29th January. The 9-time Happy Slam champion will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the next round, who is doing well in this first glimpse of the Slam.

Number 28 in the world defeated Aslan Karatsev and Laslo Djere in the first two rounds with the same result (3-0). The race for the 22nd Grand Slam continues. At this stage of the tournament, Djokovic is the clear favorite for the final victory at the 2023 Australian Open.

Should he win, Nole will claim his 10th Australian Open title, bettering his record. Not only: the Serbian champion will match Rafael Nadal with 22 Grand Slam titles and get a new record.

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