Only briefly challenged in the final on Sunday night, Novak Djokovic was simply better at the most crucial moments and beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) for a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title overall.
Watch the entire presentation as Novak Djokovic receives his 10th career Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the Australian Open. Djokovic praises Stefanos Tsitsipas for the battle, shares some inspirational words, thanks his family and friends for their support, and calls the win "the biggest victory in my life".
After missing last year's tournament due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country, Novak Djokovic shares what it means to return to the top at the Australian Open, why the win was emotional for himself, and much more.
Aryna Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Saturday night, using 17 aces among her 51 total winners to overcome seven double-faults.
Tommy Paul went into his first career Grand Slam semifinal with a specific game plan to confront Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. And then, Paul explained, it all fell apart rather quickly in what became a 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 loss to Djokovic, who has won nine of his 21 Grand Slam titles at Melbourne Park.
Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic showed why he's the clear favourite in a three-set rout of Andrey Rublev to reach the last four. Djokovic has only dropped serve three times in five matches in Melbourne.
The 20-year-old NCAA champion from the University of Florida extended his stay in his debut at Melbourne Park by pulling out a 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory over J.J. Wolf in an all-American matchup in John Cain Arena on Monday.
Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka made it back to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2016 by coming back to beat Zhu Lin 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in a match that began late Sunday night and ended at nearly 2:20 a.m. on Monday.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina eliminated No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek in straight sets Sunday to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time. The 22nd-seeded Rybakina used her big serving to unsettle Swiatek and got the better of their baseline exchanges to win 6-4, 6-4 in about 1 1/2 hours.
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to move on to the fourth round of the Australian Open. The Montreal native is the last Canadian standing in singles play as Denis Shapovalov was eliminated Thursday with a five-set loss to Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(3), 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3.