Novak Djokovic (No. 1, Serbia) passed the first round of the 2024 Australian Open Tennis Tournament (total prize money of 86.5 million Australian dollars) after much hardship .Djokovic defeated Dino Prismić (178th, Croatia) 3-1 (6-2 6-7<5-7> 6-3 6-) in the first round of the men’s singles on the first day of the tournament held in Melbourne, Australia on the 14th in 4 hours and 1 minute. 4) defeated.

With this, Djokovic recorded his 29th consecutive win at the Australian Open .Djokovic won 4 times in a row with 28 consecutive wins from the 2019 tournament to last year’s tournament, excluding the 2022 tournament where he did not participate due to issues with the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) vaccination.

Djokovic, who holds the record for the most major singles wins among men and women, will attempt to win his 25th career title through this tournament .In addition to Djokovic, Margaret Court (retired, Australia) won the women’s singles title in major tournaments 24 times .Djokovic had a difficult match, losing the second set at the end of a tiebreak and at one point in the third set the game was pulled to 2-3.However, Djokovic changed his shirt from blue to white and went on to win 4 games to take the 3rd set, and the flow of the game did not change after that.The 4 hours and 1 minute it took to win this day is Djokovic’s record for the longest time in the first round of a major tournament.

Prismić, who advanced through the preliminaries, was born in 2005 and is 18 years younger than Djokovic, born in 1987.This is the Australian Open men’s singles match with the largest age gap since the match between Ken Rosewall and Carrie Stansbury in 1978.After the game, Djokovic said, “Prizmić deserved the applause. He is truly an amazing player to play so maturely at his age,” and stuck out his tongue, saying, “If I were to be honest, he almost won.”

Djokovic’s next opponent is the winner of the match between Alexei Popyrin (43rd) and Mark Polmans (156th, Australia). While the strong players mostly cruised along, 33-year-old ‘veteran’ Caroline Wozniacki (252nd, Denmark), who participated as a wild card in the women’s singles, defeated Magda Linnet (24th, Poland) by forfeit and advanced to the second round. .Wozniacki took the first set 6-2 and was up 2-0 in the second when Linnette withdrew from the match due to injury.

It has been four years since Wozniacki’s victory at the Australian Open in 2020, when he advanced to the third round.Wozniacki, a mother of two children, retired in 2020, but returned to the court last year and showed off her skills by reaching the round of 16 at the US Open.Wozniacki was eliminated in the first round by Elina Svitolina (23rd, Ukraine), also a ‘mother player’, 토토 at the New Zealand ASB Classic held just before the Australian Open.

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