Australian Open 2019: Djokovic defeats Tsonga to enter into finals: On Thursday, World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France to enter into the third round of the men’s singles event of the ongoing Australian Open at the Melbourne Park.
In the current Australian Open, six-time champion, Djokovic outplayed his French opponent by 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to book his confirmation for the finals with 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada.
Djokovic created the first move to break for a 3-1 lead, but the Frenchman made a comeback. However, the Serbian player, changed his fourth break point chance when Tsonga made a backhand error.
Tsonga handed three straight forehand errors to Djokovic and gave a 3-2 lead in the third set, which proved to be enough to seal his victory against Tsonga.
In the Australian Open, Djokovic quoted saying, “It is always tough playing Jo (Wilfried Tsonga). He has struggled with injuries in the last 12 months. His ranking does not do him justice at the moment – he has always been a top player in my eyes, and he has got plenty of experience playing on the big stage, so it was a pleasure to play against him tonight.”
The Serbian player is hoping to grab the crown of his 15th Grand Slam Championship and move ahead of Pete Sampras (14) of America in the list of all-time major singles titles.