Since meeting who he had to face in the second round, Novak Djokovic knew it was going to be a very tough match to play, but he never imagined that a victory would cost him so much. The Serbian beat Frances Tiafoe by 6-3, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2) and 6-3 and thus he managed to get the ticket to the third round of the Australian Open.
In the first set, Nole managed to break his rival’s serve very quickly and get 3-0 up on the scoreboard. Then The American was able to find his place on the court and even things out until Djokovic hit the gas in the eighth game and got the break that would give him the set later.
The following sets were very even, with many errors and as many successes for both competitors. That led to having to define who was the one who took the point in a tie break. In the last quarter there was also a lot of parity until 3-3 since Tiafoe started arguing with the umpire about some of the decisions he was making.
The Serbian has now won all 37 of his Australian Open games playing as world No. 1. And with this victory, he has already stacked 17 in a row in this contest, his favorite, where he holds the record of eight titles.
This caused the American to leave the party and Novak took advantage of that opportunity to keep the game in his pocketThe No. 1 in the ATP rankings and top seed to win the title in Melbourne, will have to wait to find out who he has to face in the third round. His rival will come out of the meeting between Opelka and Fritz.