The second round of the Australian Open was by no means easy for Novak Djokovic, the number 1 in the world. The Serb fought a lot against Frances Tiafoe and took four sets to get through the next round.
It took Novak three hours to beat his opponent 6: 3, 6: 7 (3), 7: 6 (2), 6: 3. Djokovic meets Taylor Fritz in the third round, who defeated Reilly Opelka in five exciting sets. Novak Djokovic has to win the Australian Open to win the “Greatest Ever” fight between him, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
That is the belief of former British number 1 Greg Rusedski.
Rusedski on the Australian Open 2021
Greg Rusedski told Express Sport: “The race for the most men’s slams, what a story.
Australia will set the tone. “” Novak Djokovic has to win if he is to try to set this record. I think Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will overtake Roger Federer in most slams but Rafael Nadal will do it this year because he will win the French Open so he will have 21 (titles).
Huge story. [Dominic] Thiem, [Daniil] Medvedev, [Alexander] Zverev, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, [Andrey] Rublev, can you win another slam? Can Thiem win another slam? Possibly the French (Open).
Can any of these guys eliminate one of the members of the Big 3 generation? Will this year be Federer’s last because of the Olympics and Wimbledon? “The 2021 Australian Open is in full swing and the most talked-about factor this year is the hard courts.
They are apparently faster, and several athletes have confirmed the same thing. Novak Djokovic also made a big claim after his win in the 2nd round against Frances Tiafoe. Novak Djokovic is the undisputed king of the Australian Open.
The Serb has a record 8 titles and the record could be improved with a win this year. After getting past Tiafoe in the 2nd round, Djokovic was asked about the magic behind his success at the Australian Open, to which he replied, “I don’t know, I mean, there are probably different things that my positive performance here in affect the Rod Laver Arena.
“Over the years you know that I feel more comfortable and secure when you are in a certain place a lot and come to this place every year. I mean it feels It feels right, you know it feels like my living room, to be honest, you know that I feel very comfortable here, ”added the 33 year old.