Djokovic Wins Australian

By Tommy Schoegler

June 21, 2010 Updated Jan 27, 2008 at 10:29 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The man who knocked off Roger
Federer in the Australian Open last week has gone on to win the
title today.
Novak Djokovic fended off unseeded
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6, to
earn his first ever Grand Slam title.
With his victory, number-three-ranked Djokovic breaks a sequence
of 11 straight majors won by either Federer or Rafael Nadal since
Marat Safin's triumph at the 2005 Australian
championship.
Djokovic had not lost a set in six matches leading up to the
final, including his semifinal win over two-time defending champion
Federer.
But a fired-up Tsonga posed a real threat today, playing the
same way he did in his straight-sets upset over number-two Nadal in
the semifinals.
The 20-year-old Djokovic is the youngest player since 1985 to
win the Australian title and the first man from Serbia to win a
major.




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