Third round for Novak Djokovic, world number one, at the Australian Open. Taylor fritz he dawns as a dangerous rival although he arrives with more fatigue than usual.
Is that the American, 31 of the ATP ranking, played four sets first with Albert Ramos and then five sets with his littermate Reilly Opelka, with whom he was on the verge of losing (5-1 down in the tiebreaker of the fourth set, with two sets to one against). About eight hours on the court just before an extreme demand like the one that supposes Nole.
With a 2-0 record and trying to leave behind the occasional hot flash in the third set of the second-round duel with Frances Tiafoe, the Serbian aims to win his sixth Grand Slam title after turning 30 and equaling the Open Era record set by Rafael Nadal for Grand Slam titles.
Since celebrating his 30th birthday on May 22, 2017, Djokovic has lifted 5 Grand Slam crowns (at Wimbledon 2018 and 2019, at the US Open 2018, and in Australia in 2019 and 2020).