No.It was not a simple match for Djokovic, who found a tough opponent in Korda that made him wear out from the start, he broke his serve for the first time in the eighth game and had three set points serving in the ninth.
From that complex scenario Nole escaped to bring the outcome to the tie break. And he even got 7-6 up, dodging another three set balls. However, he failed to materialize his comeback and ended up giving up his rival’s seventh chance at 8-9.
In the second sleeve, one and the other finished their serves with greater or lesser solvency and that gave Korda his first option to lift the trophy remaining with 4-5. There was little he could do there, but he did when at 5-6 he had a match point. Djokovic dodged it and already in the tie break he did not forgivegetting to have five set balls and sealing it with the third of them.
Everything was going to be decided the third and final It started the same as the previous one with the contenders making their serves good, including the one that Korda won to tie at four despite being 0-30 down from the start.
There the American survived, but not when Djokovic subtracted for the first time to take the tournament with 4-5. Despite going down 40-30, the Serbian forced the ‘deuce’, gave it continuity with an advantage and closed it by taking advantage of his first championship point. All this in more than three hours.
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 8, 2023
In this way, Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal in titles with 92, adds 34 straight matches won on Australian soil and continues to polish a streak that has led him to score 23 of his last 24 games. All this with the first big of the year, the Australian Open, just around the corner.