Novak Djokovic (5th, Serbia) won the Australian Open tennis tournament (total prize money of 76.5 million Australian dollars, about 66.26 billion won) in two years with a complete victory.
Djokovic defeated Roberto Carballes Baena (75th, Spain) 3-0 (6-3 6-4 6-0) in the first round of the men’s singles on the second day of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 17th.
Djokovic, who is trying to win the Australian Open for the 10th time in his career, faces the winner of the match between Hugo Delien (131st, Bolivia) and Enzo Cuaco (191st, France) in the second round.
Djokovic holds the record for most Australian Open men’s singles titles (9).
He arrived at Melbourne Airport last year to compete in this tournament, but eventually had to return to Serbia before the start of the tournament because he did not get a new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) vaccine.
He stayed in a quarantine facility and twice filed a court case against the Australian government, but his participation in the tournament was ultimately canceled.
Djokovic has won 22 consecutive victories at the Australian Open, including three consecutive victories from 2019 to 2021 after losing to Jeong Hyeon (27) in the round of 16 in 2018.
If Djokovic wins this tournament, he will win the Australian Open 10 times and tie the record (22) for the most wins in men’s singles in major tournaments.메이저놀이터
The record for the most wins in men’s singles in major tournaments is currently held by Rafael Nadal (2nd, Spain) with 22.
When Djokovic appeared on the field, the Serbian flag fluttered on the main court, Rod Laver Arena, and fans cheered and welcomed Djokovic.
Djokovic, who received applause from the fans by adorning his first serve with an ace, finished the match in 2 hours and 2 minutes without conceding a single game of his serve.
In the previous game, Andy Murray (66th, Great Britain) beat Matteo Berrettini (14th, Italy) 3-2 (6-3 6-3 4-6 6-7 <7-9>) after a close match of 4 hours and 49 minutes. 7-6 <10-6>).
Murray, who won the US Open in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, fell to the top 500 in the world rankings in 2019 due to chronic back and hip injuries.
This is the first time in five years and eight months since the French Open in May 2017 that Murray has defeated a player within the world’s top 20 in singles at a major tournament.
In the second round, Murray meets the winner of the match between Fabio Ponini (57th, Italy) and Seonashi Kokinakis (159th, Australia).
In the women’s singles, Once Jaber (2nd place, Tunisia) defeated Tamara Zidansek (98th place, Slovenia) 2-1 (7-6 <10-8> 4-6 6-1) and advanced to the second round.
On this day, in Melbourne, Australia, the outdoor court game was suspended for about 3 hours from 2:00 pm local time due to the scorching heat with the daytime maximum temperature rising to 36 degrees Celsius. .