Australian Open has culminated with the pomp and enthusiasm undeterred by COVID scare, some absentees and some painful exits. Novak Djokovic was deported after losing plea in the court exempting vaccination. Roger Federer Missed the whole of Aus Open due to his fitness issues. But in the final summit there was a lot of emotional bouts and Controversies.
Daniil Medvedev was caught in Umpire Rant episode when he Ranted on sitting court umpire over a matter. Rafael Nadal almost broke down into tears on court after winning the summit clash. So, this Aus open turned out to be the full package of entertainment every tennis fan can think of.
Who Won What?
There has always been a player who, despite the fact everybody in the clash has more or less equal skills, outsmarts everyone in the summit clash and this time the role was played by Rafael Nadal who won the 21st Grand Slam of his career by defeating Daniil Medvedev, the Russian stalwart.
Talking about the Women’s singles Ash Barty defeated Danielle Collins in the finals to clinch her Trophy.
Ashleigh Barty on Saturday became the first Australian woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam title at home after she defeated Danielle Collins 6-3 7-6 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The World No. 1 Barty won the contest against Collins 6-3, 7-6 in one hour and 15 minutes to etch her name into record books. The victory also gave Barty her third major title – after French Open in 2019 and Wimbledon in 2021.
Talking about doubles,
The “Special Ks” show at the Australian Open ended on a high after Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis claimed their first major title by defeating compatriots Max Purcell and Matt Ebden in the men’s doubles final on Saturday.
Kyrgios and Kokkinakis, nicknamed the “Special Ks” as juniors, entertained the crowd at the Rod Laver Arena with a 7-5 6-4 victory under the lights.
According to officials of Aus open, this year, the tournament is handing out $75 million Australian, which is equivalent to $52,812,375 American. This a 4.5% increase is a record for the tournament. The winner of the men’s singles tournaments wins $2,875,000 and the runner-up claims $1,575,000. The men’s doubles winners claimed $675,000. Just getting to the main draw nets a player $103,000, while a doubles team splits $30,050.
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