Serb Novak Djokovic is on the verge of making history and winning his 22nd Grand Slam title, equaling Spaniard Rafael Nadal’s record after reaching the final of the Australian Championship.
Djokovic reached the final of the Australian Open, the first of four majors in the tennis season, after an easy win on Friday at the expense of American Tommy Paul, 7-5, 6-1, 6-2, to tenth. final in Melbourne.
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Djokovic, who holds 21 major championships and is ranked fifth in the world, has set an expected date with Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who is in contention for his first major title.
The Serbian star has the added motivation to go to great lengths and equalize Nadal’s titles in four major leagues (22) after he missed last year’s edition when he was deported from Australia due to a coronavirus vaccine failure, noting that Nadal achieved the title in his absence.
In the event that Tsitsipas or Djokovic win the Australian Open title, one of them will automatically become world number one.