Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open against Stefano Tsitsipas and managed to tie Rafael Nadal as the players with the most Grand Slams in tennis history. But Djokovic also took a great financial prize, the largest in recent editions.
In this edition, a new record for viewers and prizes was set. The Serbian tennis player took $4 million Australian dollars which in US dollars would be $2,828,000. For Tsitsipas who finished as runner-up, he took $1,304,000 US dollars.
The Australian Open increased 3.4% in terms of bonus prizes compared to the previous edition. In total, close to 50 million dollars are distributed in prizes delivered in the various categories to the tennis players in the first Grand Slam of the year.
Serbian Novak Djokovic beat Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open final 6-3, 7-6(4) and 7-6(5) in two hours and 55 minutes, and equaled the Spanish Rafael Nadal with 22 Grand Slam titles.
With the victory, the Balkan stole the first world position from Carlos Alcaraz, also a Spaniard, and added his tenth Australian Open, competition that he did not play last year after the Australian government canceled his visa for not being vaccinated against the coronavirus.
It was his twenty-eighth consecutive victory in the oceanic ‘major’ and he moved away from the American Andre Agassi, who had a mark of 26 consecutive wins.
He also equaled Nadal and the German Steffi Graff in third position in the general classification of men and women with the most Grand Slam titles.a list led by the Australian Margaret Court with 24, and followed by the American Serena Williams with 23.
Novak Djokovic is champion of the Australian Open and is once again the number 1 in the world
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