Djokovic put aside everything to defeat Enzo Couacaud, a 191st-ranked French qualifier, 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0. He wanted to win his tenth trophy at Melbourne Park and break Nadal’s record of 22 Grand Slam victories.
Novak Djokovic propped up his left shoe on a sign near the court to ease a sore hamstring. He hopped onto his right leg and flexed it to shift his weight to the left after a while, grinning. He took a medical break in the second set while a trainer taped him again, and Djokovic lost.
Djokovic asked chair umpire Fergus Murphy to remove the spectator from Rod Laver Arena “as if he needed another distraction” because he was so enraged by the heckler. Due to the alcohol, the man is in a coma. I am enraged by him. He only wishes to divert my focus elsewhere. His argument was as follows: There was a lot going on tonight. On Thursday night, none of the following events took place at the Australian Open: Check the number. Djokovic did not completely fall through the cracks as a player. 1 and No. He did not lose to any other players in the second round. No. 1 Casper Ruud, not Rafael Nadal, is the next seed.
Djokovic equaled Nadal’s record by winning his 10th trophy at Melbourne Park by defeating the 191st-ranked French qualifier Enzo Couacaud. By winning 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0, he accomplished this.
Djokovic has won the Australian Open 23 times. He was unable to play last year because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19, which ended his streak.
The match did not turn out to be very exciting given that Couacaud came into this match with a career record of 2-5 and fourth-seeded Djokovic has done everything he has done. In addition, just four games into the season, when Couacaud turned his right ankle and needed to see a trainer, his chances appeared to be getting worse.
Couacaud, on the other hand, overcame that obstacle and continued to play freely, scoring well and even having fun. as if to declare, “This is my home!” He lashed out at the court. as he rejoiced in his victory in the second set. Evidently, this is not the case. Because he is aware that two highly ranked contenders are no longer an obstacle, Djokovic will play Grigor Dimitrov next.