Novak Djokovic beautifully conquered the 92nd ATP title of his career on Sunday. The Serbian survived a match point against the American Sebastian Korda in the final of the hard court tournament in Adelaide and triumphed after more than three hours: 6-7 (8), 7-6 (3) and 6-4.
Unbeaten run in Australia
Djokovic extended his unbeaten run on Australian soil through his hard-fought victory over Korda. The current number five in the world lost ‘down-under’ for the last time in the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2018. The South Korean Chung Hyeon then defeated him in three sets. It’s a very impressive run and shows how good Djokovic is when he plays in Australia. Djokovic is now 34 games in a row without a defeat in Australia and, like Rafael Nadal, has 92 ATP titles on his list of honors. Only Jimmy Connors and Roger Federer, who retired last year, have won more than a hundred tournaments in their careers.
From January 16, Djokovic will fight for his tenth title at the Australian Open and his fourth overall victory in five years. Should the former world number one win the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne again, he would equal Nadal’s record number of major titles (22). The Spaniard won the Australian Open last year. It is the first time in two years that Djokovic will play in Australia. Last year, the Serb was deported from the country because he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19. This win in Adelaide is a massive boost towards the Australian Open. Can he win his first Grand Slam tournament after returning in Australia? We will know within a few weeks. Odds a massive in his favour with 1/1 to win the tournament. Spending some free bets on Djokovic winning the Australian open would just let you equal the free bet value as a profit. Which isn’t worth it in our eyes.