Djokovic se envolve em polêmica com torcedor, mas conquista sua 30ª vitória consecutiva no Australian Open – Lance!


Number 1 in the world, Novak Djokovic, had another tough match on Wednesday (17) but advanced to the third round of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, of which he is the record holder with ten titles. The Serbian needed 3 hours and 11 minutes to defeat local player Alexei Popyrin, ranked 43rd, by 3 sets to 1 with scores of 6/3 4/6 7/6 (7/4) 6/3, in a packed Rod Laver Arena. Nole achieves his 91st victory in the tournament, where he has the most success, and his 30th consecutive win. He hasn’t lost since the round of 16 in 2018, against Korean player Hyeon Chung. Nole has won titles in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2023, with his absence in 2022 due to the vaccine. The European player had a difficult time for the second consecutive match, saving four set points in the third set while serving at 0/40 and 4/5, but he managed to survive, won the tiebreak, and secured the victory with a break. Djokovic had three match points at 5-2, but Popyrin served very well to stay in the match. In the middle of the fourth set, he was provoked by a fan and called him onto the court (“Do you want to come onto the court? Say it to my face!”), creating tense moments. At the end of the match, the Serbian celebrated the hard-fought victory. In his first match, he played for over four hours against Croatian player Dino Prizimic. “Don’t poke the bear” 👀— Eurosport (@eurosport) Novak Djokovic responds to a member of the crowd looking to get under his skin 🍿 [] [January 17, 2024] His third-round opponent will be Argentinean player Tomas Etcheverry, the 30th seed, who advanced smoothly after defeating Andy Murray in the first round and Gael Monfils in the second round.

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