Does the Djoker leave nothing to be desired in the final?
Novak Djokovic has already set a new record in the 111th men’s singles at the Australian Open. The Serb’s commanding 3-0 win over Tommy Paul in the semifinals meant he also won his 27th consecutive singles match at the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne and remained unbeaten in his tenth semifinal. Now the betting is very much on Stefanos Tsitsipas against Novak Djokovic to record the Djoker’s tenth Australian Open final win overall.
Although Stefanos Tsitsipas was also convincing in the course of the tournament and now stands at a remarkable 21 wins from 26 completed singles matches at the Australian Open. The Greek, who is now playing his second Grand Slam final, is entering new territory, however. So far, he has always reached the semifinals of the AO. Against this background, the forecast for Stefanos Tsitsipas against Novak Djokovic also leans in the direction of the Serbian superstar.
The Djoker is also ahead in the head-to-head comparison with ten wins from twelve duels with Stefanos Tsitsipas. Although the Serb was surprisingly defeated in two of the first three meetings with the Greek, he has won the last nine meetings in a row with the world number four – including the final of the French Open 2021, in which the two athletes have already played for a Grand Slam.
Accordingly, there is a lot of value to be found in betting on the Serb, who has recently been floating completely in his own spheres again, on whom we apply a small handicap of -5.5 games.
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Statistics & current form
Current ranking in the world ranking: 4
Position in the seedings: 4
A former world junior number one, Stefanos Tsitsipas started his career on the ATP Tour in 2017 with plenty of advance praise. It did not take long before the Greek delivered for the first time. In 2018, he reached his first Masters final before winning the Next Gen ATP Finals at the end of the year.
A year later, the 24-year-old then achieved his biggest coup to date when he won the unofficial World Championship at the 2019 ATP Finals. It was one of three major titles to date among his total of nine singles titles on the ATP Tour.
Won 21 of the 26 singles matches at the Australian Open
The only thing Stef hasn’t managed so far is a Grand Slam
In his only chance to reach the final of the French Open 2021, it was today’s opponent Novak Djokovic, of all people, who won 3:2 after a thrilling fight and shattered the Greek’s big dream.
At this year’s Australian Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the semifinals for the fourth time in five years. Compared to his previous three appearances, the world number four has now survived this round in one piece for the first time. His Australian Open record in the men’s singles now stands at 21 victories from 26 matches played.
Won all ten singles matches in 2023
The run to the final did not go completely smoothly for the Greek. However, the 24-year-old only dropped a total of three sets on his way to the final, which is why the betting on Stefanos Tsitsipas against Novak Djokovic that he can also keep up with the Djoker is quite reasonable.
After all, Stef already celebrated four wins from four completed singles matches at the United Cup and was able to increase his annual record to ten wins from ten singles matches in 2023. Only his statistics against Djokovic, against whom the Greek has lost all of his last nine singles matches in a row, can be improved upon.
Novak Djokovic – Statistics & current form
Current world ranking: 5
Position in the seedings: 5
The 35-year-old Serb Novak Djokovic holds second place in the list of most Grand Slam titles won in singles with 21 titles, behind Rafael Nadal (22 titles) and ahead of Roger Federer (20 titles).
The Djoker was all the more on fire at his absolute favourite tournament, the Australian Open, where he has already won nine of his 21 Grand Slam trophies in singles. If he now succeeds in winning his tenth overall title in Melbourne, he would not only extend his record Down Under, but also draw level with Rafael Nadal in the all-time best list.
Recently untouchable after slight initial difficulties
Although the world number five had to struggle with problems, especially in the first week, he seemed to be down for the count at times after a supposed thigh injury. Since the beginning of the second week of the tournament at the latest, however, all imponderables have been blown away.
Most recently, the Serbian superstar dominated in inimitable style, sweeping four well-known opponents – Grigor Dimitrov, Alex de Minaur, Andrey Rublev and Tommy Paul – 3-0 from the court. Not surprisingly, the betting odds on Stefanos Tsitsipas against Novak Djokovic are now clearly in favour of the nine-time Australian Open champion.
Never lost an Australian Open final
In Melbourne, the 35-year-old now has a singles record of 88 wins from 96 completed singles matches. Nole has not lost a single match at the Australian Open since 2018. He currently has 27 wins in a row on his record, recently breaking André Agassi’s all-time record in the semi-finals.
Now the Djoker wants to build on his breathtaking final record at the tennis tournament in Australia. When the Serb has reached the final in Melbourne, he has always won it in the end without exception.
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Novak Djokovic Direct comparison / H2H record
Head to head: 2:10
There have been twelve duels between the two established top-10 players so far and the Djoker leads the head-to-head comparison with ten wins. After Stefanos Tsitsipas initially won two of the first three meetings with the Serb, Novak Djokovic has recently won nine times in a row against the Greek – most recently by an even 2-0 score in the round robin of the ATP Finals 2022.
Stefanos Tsitsipas – Novak Djokovic Tip
The prediction for Stefanos Tsitsipas against Novak Djokovic is clearly for the 22nd Grand Slam win for the Serb, who has also won all five singles matches against Tsitsipas in which a title has been played on the ATP Tour. The only close match so far was on clay in the final of the French Open 2021. In all the other four cases, the Djoker even remained without losing a set against the Greek in a final match.
Also because the 35-year-old, who now stands on 88 wins from 96 Australian Open singles matches, has never before lost a match at the Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne once he reached at least the semi-finals, we are betting on the Serbian to win the tournament overall.