Australian Open 2019 Men’s Single Final: Serbian international Novak Djokovic outplayed Rafel Nadal in the men’s singles final of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday. The world number one displayed a dominant performance throughout the match, sealing the victory in straight sets with the scoreline of 6-3,6-2,6-3.
Spaniard, Nadal looked nowhere close to his best in the match, as he missed out on playable returns which cost him some crucial points. Taking nothing away from Djokovic, the now, 15-time grand slam winner outplayed and outclassed his opponent through the match. This win also marks Djokovic’s seventh Australian Open title- he is the only player in history to do so.
31-year-old Djokovic defeated France’s Pouille with minimum fuss, producing a professional and clinical performance to seal his final berth. While Nadal defeated on the 20-year-old Stefano Tsisipas-the man who eliminated 20-time grand slam winner Roger Federer – to qualify for the summit clash in Melbourne.
While both the stars displayed their dominance in the semifinals, Djokovic headed into the match without a loss in any of his previous six appearances in the Australian Open final.
Djokovic extended his rich history of the head to head records against the 17-time grand slam winner on his favour with 28-25, while Nadal now, holds a 4-4 win-loss record against the top-ranked Serb in majors finals.
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