Funny Novak Djokovic forgot he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Roland Garros final

Novak Djokovic And Stefanos Tsitsipas

Novak Djokovic won an incredible Roland Garros title in the 2021 final after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, trailing 2 sets 6-76 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4. Djokovic and Tsitsipas may very well clash again in a slam final at the current Australian Open. During a recent press conference, Novak Djokovic confirmed that, in his view, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the most experienced player still alive in the draw. However, the Serbian champion stressed the fact that Stefanos has never played a final in a major, forgetting that match in 2021.

Novak said: “I know Tsitsipas, for example, probably the most experienced guy out of all of them, all the quarterfinalists. He has played already the fined stages of a Grand Slam quite a few times. I think he has never played a final. Am I wrong?”

A journalist said: “You beat him in Roland Garros. Paris, it was a good match, you came back.”

Djokovic smiled at his blunder, saying: “That’s right. That’s right. Sorry, my bad.”

Djokovic at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023

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2023 Highlights

Currently the world no.5, Novak has achieved a composed 9-0 match record in 2023. The Serbian is now playing at the Australian Open where he conquered the world no.75 Roberto Carballes Baena 6-3 6-4 6-0, the world no.191 Enzo Couacaud 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-0, the world no.28 Grigor Dimitrov 7-67 6-3 6-4 and the world no.24 Alex De Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2.

Novak Djokovic will face the world no.6 Andrey Rublev in the quarter. Their current record is 2-1 for Djokovic.

Djokovic clinched 1 title in 2023 in Adelaide.

Novak won 92 titles in his career: 49 on hard courts, 18 on clay courts, 17 on indoor courts and 8 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

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Tsitsipas at the Australian Open, ranking, and results in 2023

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Ranked world no.4, Stefanos has a compiled 8-0 match record in 2023. Stefanos is playing at the moment at the Australian Open where he toppled the world no.61 Quentin Halys 6-3 6-4 7-66, the world no.169 Rinky Hijikata 6-3 6-0 6-2, the world no.63 Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 7-65 6-3 and the world no.16 Jannik Sinner 6-4 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-3.

Stefanos Tsitsipas will square off with the world no.71 Jiri Lehecka in the quarter on Tuesday at 9:00 pm on Rod Laver Arena. Their current head to head is 1-0 for Tsitsipas.

Tsitsipas won 9 titles in his career: 4 on clay courts, 4 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)

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Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas squared off 12 times. Their actual record is 10-2 for Djokovic. Before, the last time they competed against each other, Novak Djokovic won 6-4 7-6(4) in the round robin in Turin (Nitto ATP Finals) in November 2022.

You can see them in action in the following highlights.

Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas

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