Novak Djokovic Current Affairs - 2019

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Novak Djokovic wins Men’s Singles Title in Madrid Open Tennis

The World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece to win men’s singles title in Madrid Open tennis.

Key Highlights

  • Novak Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in final with 6-3, 6-4 to win men’s singles title in Mutua Madrid Open. He now has 33 trophies at the elite level.
  • With this win he now holds a tie with Rafael Nadal’s record of 33 ATP Masters 1000 titles.
  • This is also Djokovic’s 200th victory against a Top 10 opponent (200-90).
  • The 31-year-old Djokovic has never lost a championship match in Madrid (Spain capital) and he now owns 74 tour-level trophies (74-33).
  • With this times title he now has won the Madrid Open for a third time. He has earlier won Madrid Open in 2011 and 2016.
  • He will hold all four Grand Slam titles to his name if he wins the second French Open title scheduled to be held in June 2019.

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Australian Open 2019

Australian Open which is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis event concluded at Melbourne in Australia. Nicknamed as the happy slam, the Australian Open has grown to become the largest annual sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere.

Grand Slam tennis events

Apart from Australian Open, Other Grand Slam tennis events are  French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

Winners of the Australian Open 2019

The Winners of the Australian Open 2019 are:

  • Women’s Singles: Naomi Osaka of Japan.
  • Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
  • Women’s Doubles: Samantha Stosur of Australia and Zhang Shuai of China.
  • Men’s Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France.
  • Mixed Doubles: Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram of the US.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia become the first man to win seven titles at Australian Open. The victory of Naomi Osaka of Japan cements her place as number one women singles player of the world.

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