Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas square-off in Australian Open final© AFP
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open 2023 Men’s Singles Final Live: Novak Djokovic broke Stefanos Tsitsipas early in the first set to assert his dominance. The Serbian star remained the dominant player throughout, winning the first set 6-3. The Greek hasn’t looked as confident as he has been for the most part of the Grand Slam. The Serb is eyeing his 10th Australian Open crown, with Rafael Nadal being the only one who has won more major titles in men’s singles than the mighty Djokovic. When it comes to the overall head-to-head record, Tsitsipas has only beaten Djokovic twice in twelve games. The Serb has come out on top on ten occasions.
Here are the LIVE updates of Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Australian Open 2023 Men’s Singles Final:
Australian Open Final LIVE: Tsitsipas is pumped!
Terrific work from Tsitsipas to push Djokovic to his edges. Djokovic even took a tumble while playing a shot but didn’t seriously hurt himself. After 40-40 deuce, Tsitsispas takes the game to make it 4-3.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic makes it 3-3
It’s been incredibly competitive in the middle, with neither Djokovic, nor Tsitsipas breaking. Djokovic pulls himself level 3-3 in the second set.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Tough game but Tsitsipas prevails!
Tsitsipas has already had 2 double faults in the match. He practically needs to be error-free if he has to beat Djokovic. The Greek had to rally to take the game this time.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic remains relentless
Tsitsipas took early lead in the game but Djokovic fought back to take the game. The Serb makes it 2-2 in what has been an even contest.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Tsitsipas holds again, takes 2-1 lead
Excellent stuff from Tsitsipas. He also wins the game without dropping a single point. The Greek finally seems to have come out of his shell.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic fights back to make it 1-1
40-0 and gone! Novak Djokovic is proving why has 21 Grand Slams to his name. The scores are level 1-1 in the second set.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Tsitsipas holds, takes 1-0 lead in 2nd set
A brilliant game from Stefanos Tsitsipas. He gives away only one point before sealing the game. The Greek goes 1-0 ahead in the second set.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic takes first set 6-3
It was going to be a tough task for Tsitsipas and so far, it has been that. Novak Djokovic takes the first set with a dominant scoreline of 6-3. It’s going to be very tough for the Greek to make a comeback from here.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Tsitsipas holds, Djokovic to serve for the set!
A nearly-perfect game from Stefanos Tsitsipas who holds serve to remain alive in the first set. Novak Djokovic will now be serving for the first set.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic breathing fire, goes 5-2 up!
Stefanos Tsitsipas hasn’t come close to breaking Novak Djokovic in the first set. Utter dominance from the Serbian star. He goes 5-2 up.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Tsitsipas holds, makes it 2-4
Better show from Tsitsipas to not lose his second successive serve. He reduces the deficit to 2-4. But, he has to break Djokovic now.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Novak Djokovic dominating!
After his early break, Novak Djokovic goes on to hold his serve to go 4-1 clear in the first set. Tsitsipas’ forehand hasn’t hurt Djokovic so far in the final. The Greek needs to pull up his socks before it is too late.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Novak Djokovic breaks!
At times, Novak Djokovic has made things look too easy for him. Tsitsipas has had to work really hard, even on his serve, to earn points. It’s Djokovic who breaks this time to go 3-1 up.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic remains dominant, holds serve!
Another dominant game from Djokovic who goes on to hold the serve, without giving away a single point.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Stefanos Tsitsipas holds!
It looked like Novak Djokovic would break in his first attempt. But, after going 0-30 down, Tsitsipas bounced back to hold the serve.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Djokovic takes first game
A dominant first service from Novak Djokovic, who holds the serve to go 1-0 in the first set. He wins the game 40-15. Can Tsitsipas do the same?
Australian Open Final LIVE: We are moments away!
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas men’s singles final is set to get underway at the Rod Laver Arena. The two superstars are warming up on the court.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Is Djokovic’s hamstring 100% fine?
Novak Djokovic was spotted warming up with a heavily strapped hamstring. Could this become the reason for his downfall in Melbourne?
Australian Open Final LIVE: Excitement building!
Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas are warming up. We are moments away from the start of the match. The fans are extremely excited and can’t start for the final to start.
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Australian Open Final LIVE: Tsitsipas eyes maiden Grand Slam title
Stefanos Tsitsipas remains an incredibly talented athlete but is yet to win his maiden Grand Slam title. He had reached the final in the 2021 French Open but was eventually overpowered by Novak Djokovic.
Australian Open Final LIVE: Can anyone stop Djokovic?
Hello and welcome to our live coverage. If Novak Djokovic plays like he has been so far in this event, the Stefanos Tsitsipas challenge could turn out to be a pushover. The Greek would have to up his game if he has to stand any chance of beating the Serb.
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