After Knocking Out Stefanos Tsitsipas at ATP Finals, Novak Djokovic Pips Arch-Rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Rare Feat

Published 11/15/2022, 8:00 AM EST

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Serbian tennis great, Novak Djokovic, has made a winning start to his campaign in the ATP Finals. The 35-year-old left behind the disappointment of his defeat in the final of ATP Finals. Playing against world number Stefanos Tsitsipas, Djokovic won in straight sets to send a strong message.

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Djokovic, along with Spaniard Rafael Nadal, is a strong title contender. While the Serb made a flying start, Nadal suffered a disappointing defeat against his Wimbledon quarterfinal opponent Taylor Fritz. Djokovic also created a record after his victory against Tsitsipas. Here’s what he did.

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Djokovic creates a unique record

Novak Djokovic has been in a sublime form in the recent past. He was on a 13-match winning streak before losing to Holger Rune in the Paris Masters. With his win in the first match of the ATP Finals against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the 35-year-old now has 60 career wins over the top 3 players.

It’s a unique record that even the fellow big three players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, don’t have.

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Djokovic will next face Andrey Rublev, who comes from a tough three-set victory against his compatriot Daniil Medvedev.

Novak Djokovic to play in the Australian Open

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The year 2022 has been full of controversies for the Serbian legend. The 35-year-old was unable to defend his Australian Open title because of his stand against the COVID-19 vaccine. His arrival in Australia, followed by the deportation, meant that the 35-year-old will have a three-year visa ban for Australia.

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However, there’s good news for Djokovic fans. The Serb has got the green light from the Australian Government to play in the Australian Open 2023. Since the covid-19 rules are not in place anymore, the unvaccinated status of Djokovic is no more a problem. The only issue with his travel was the three-year visa ban which the government is going to lift now.

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Notably, the 35-year-old is the most successful tennis player ever in the Australian Open. The Serb has won the singles title a record nine times in his career. Can he win his 10th Australian Open title in 2023? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.
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