Serbian Novak Djokovic defeated Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Astana tennis tournamentin which he offered an exhibition of play that nullified any attempt to react by his rival.
Seed fourth the Serbian, third the Greek, both easily dominated their first service games until, in the eighth, Tsitsipas faltered and Djokovic was placed with a 15-40 that he took advantage of immediately. With a plus of confidence, the one from Belgrade closed the set with a blank game. It only took half an hour.
Tsitsipas tried it with more daring approaches to the net, but in one of them Djokovic outplayed him with a forehand cross that made him think twice on the following occasions. After 2-2, Djokovic offered the rest the best side of him, that of the parallels and the relentless remains, and broke for 3-2.
It was impossible for the Greek to take the serve from his rival. He saved two match points, but on the third he had no choice but to tilt the racket, before a down the line backhand from the master. The match lasted 44 minutes.
With this win, the Serbian tennis player thus added his eighth victory over Tsitsipas in ten clashes. It is his third consecutive ATP title, after those of Wimbledon and Tel Aviv. For its part, the Greek saw his winning streak interrupted in 2022 at 53, the player who adds the most this year.
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