Scream of anger after suffering more than I expected. Thus, Novak Djokovic celebrated powerfully by beating the Australian Open and reaching the third round. Alexei Popyrin 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-3. The winner of 10 titles in Australia once again lost a set, as happened to the previously unknown Croatian Dino Prismic.

Quiet start to the match Djokovic Winning the first round did not help the world No. 1 advance to the second round. He suffered before he achieved this. popirThe 1.96 tall 24-year-old giant, ranked 43rd in the world, hit the ropes before putting his hand in the net. The Australian tennis player reached his first break in the 59th minute (3-1) and from that moment on, he showed his brave and aggressive play, keeping up with the Australian Open champion and taking the second set from him with the second break (6-4).

Popyrin leaning on his service, facing unknown DjokovicLacking leg intensity, he maintained parity until 4-4 and had three set pieces (0-40) to decide the third set for himself at 5-4 and serve.

Djokovic saved the situation He is ‘extreme’ to force the ‘tie breaker’ and after the pain he has gone through he did not miss the opportunity to point this out and smile. Equal I met an audience In one of the tense moments of the match. “Come here and tell me,” said the Serb angrily.

In the fourth set, the tide turned for Djokovic, who stepped on the gas to advance to the third round of the tournament in 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Djokovic got his 30th win He hasn’t lost since 2018, when he crashed out in the round of 16 against South Korea at the Australian Open. Hyeon Chung. In the next round, the Serbian tennis player will face Argentinian TomΓ‘s Martin Etchevarry Won easily by experienced French player (ranked 32nd in the world) Gael Monfils triple for 6-4.

Djokovic. The current champion is aiming to win her eleventh Australian Open title after claiming her first title in 2008 and subsequently in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023. Same Grand Slam record only surpassed by Rafael Nadal He won 14 titles at Roland Garros.

Alcaraz returns at dawn

This Wednesday, Mallorca had a bye in the second round of the tournament. Jaume Munar (world 82) After a five-set battle against the French Adrien Mannarino (19) 6-3, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6 and 6-3.

He will play his second match of the tournament early on Thursday Spanish time (not until 3:30am on Eurosport). Carlos Alcaraz (2) before Lorenzo Sonego (46), meanwhile Alexander Davidovich (23) will do so against the Portuguese at about the same time. Nuno Borges (69).