Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (5 ATP, favorite no. 4) won the final of the Australian Open on Sunday, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, after defeating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (4 ATP, favorite no. 3) in the last act by 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5). (source: digi24.ro)
The Serbian prevailed after a game that lasted three hours, both players making three double faults each.
With this success, the 35-year-old Serbian champion, who won the trophy for the tenth time at the Antipodes competition, won his 22nd Grand Slam title, equaling the record of his Spanish rival Rafael Nadal, writes Agerpresl.
Also, from Monday, Djokovic will return to the leader's chair of the ATP ranking, which he previously occupied for 373 weeks (absolute record). "Nole" could not participate in last year's edition of the Australian Open, won by Nadal, the Serbian being expelled from Australia because he was not vaccinated against Covid-19. (source: digi24.ro)
Here are five things - beyond great tennis - that you may not know about Belgrade's talent: he is a polyglot (11 languages), a yoga lover, a restaurateur, a friend of Ibra, and also an actor. (source: Gazzetta.it)
Flexibility is the main feature of Novak Djokovic's physique and also one of his secret weapons on the pitch. Part of his training routine is dedicated to stretching and yoga, activities that he also practices constantly with his wife Jelena.
The passion for health and well-being above all at the table has led to the birth of the vegan restaurant "Eqvita", located in the Principality of Monaco.
On the occasion of filming the movie The Expendables 2, Novak Djokovic was invited to the set to record a small cameo, in which he played himself. Though his role garnered huge attention from fans and media, the scene where he fights off armed attackers with the help of a racket was unfortunately cut from the final film. However, by searching for the video on YouTube, it is possible to see the scene.
His father was a professional skier and ski instructor, so for Nole, it was a natural process to get passionate about sports and pursue a career as an athlete. Beyond tennis and skiing, however, the Serbian cultivates another great passion: football. (source: Gazzetta.it)
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