Djokovic returned to the world’s No. 1 spot after defeating Dominic Thiem in the 4-hour Australian Open men’s singles final.
Entering the final of the Australian Open 2020 men’s singles final, Novak Djokovic is much more appreciated than Dominic Thiem, not only because he is more class player but because he has more than Thiem a day off.
Nole started the match pretty well when he had a break soon to take a 3-0 lead in the first set. However, the consecutive beatings in the 7th game set 1 has caused the world’s No. 2 player to break break into the opponent. After that, he let Thiem level with a score of 4-4.
However, in the most important moments, Djokovic knew how to use the opponent’s mistake to have the first set winning with a score of 6-4.
Sang set 2, Nole competed somewhat saggingly when making self-defeating mistakes and letting Thiem take the lead 3-1. Although Djokovic then reclaimed the break and balanced the score 4-4 but in the deciding game, the Serbian tennis player made too many errors. After Nole’s strike, set 2 belonged to Thiem with the score 6. -4.
Set 3 witnessed Djokovic’s poor performance. He made a double mistake at the first point of set 3, and always had difficulty in every two serve. Taking advantage of the opponent’s inaccurate attacks, Thiem has two consecutive breaks to lead 4-0 in this set. Subsequent efforts only helped Nole get two winning games before putting the racket away with 2-6.
Entering the fourth set with nothing to lose, Djokovic played extremely solidly and made few mistakes in the early set 4. Two consecutive players have mixed attacks but always maintained very well in the game. take his serve.
The balance was only broken in the 8th game with an out-of-play by Thiem. Taking the lead, Djokovic easily completed the game later to win 6-3 in set 4, thereby putting the game into a set of 5 decisions.
In the deciding set, Nole showed incredible durability. Thiem, despite his great efforts to bring heavy and deep balls, Nole calmly resolved. Even Djokovic made Thiem make a mistake in the third game to win the break early.
Having an early break, Djokovic played very impressively in the remaining games before the fierce pursuit of Thiem. The Serbian tennis player often put the opponent in the durable ball to make Thiem make a mistake and after such a situation, Nole ended set 5 with a score of 6-4.