ISTANBUL: Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic faced his first defeat in Australia in six years, losing in straight sets to Alex de Minaur at the United Cup Tennis in Perth. Djokovic, hindered by a wrist injury, was defeated with scores of 6-4 and 6-4 on Wednesday. This loss also ended his 43-match winning streak in Australia. De Minaur, following his victory, acknowledged Djokovic's significant contributions to tennis and expressed the importance of resilience and enjoyment in the game.

According to Philippines News Agency, Djokovic had not experienced a defeat in Australia since 2018, when he lost to South Korea's Chung Hyeon at the Australian Open. The 36-year-old Serbian tennis star holds a record of 24 grand slam titles to date.

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