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VIDEO: Watch Novak Djokovic’s Hilarious Exchange With Ubitennis Journalist

The newly crowned Australian Open champion gave a press conference that journalist Ubaldo Scanagatta will never forget.

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After becoming the first man in history to win a seventh Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic had reporters in hysterics during his post-match press conference.

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta asked the world No.1 if he was surprised that Rafael Nadal was unable to trouble him on his serve throughout the first set. However, five words into Scanagatta’s question, Djokovic interrupted by saying ‘not too bad‘ in an Italian accent. Poking fun at his strong Italian accent, which prompted an eruption of laughter within the media room. Including the director of Ubitennis himself.

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It is not the first time Scanagatta has been involved in a hilarious encounter at this year’s Australian Open. Shortly after Nadal’s first round win over James Duckworth, he was caught having a snooze during the press conference of the world No.2. Prompting a hilarious exchange between the two.

“I had slept only three hours the night before and it had already been a very stressful day – Ubaldo said after the curious “incident” – so I dozed off a little. I was sitting next to Benito Barbadillo, Nadal’s agent, someone Rafa looks at very frequently during press conferences”.

Scanagatta is one of the most well-known journalists in the world of tennis. In a career that has spanned over decades, he has reported live from over 150 Grand Slams, 7 Olympic Games, 4 America’s Cup and the Swimming World Championships!

It is certainly never dull when the Italian journalist is present at tournaments!

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Danielle Collins Triumphs In Miami As Elena Rybakina Pays The Price For Three Set Marathons

Danielle Collins achieved a landmark title as Elena Rybakina paid the price for three set contests in the Miami final.

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Danielle Collins claimed her first WTA 1000 title of her career in Miami, defeating Elena Rybakina in the final.

The American claimed the title to seal a fairytale week as she prepares to say goodbye to Tennis after this season.

After a three set match against Bernarda Pera in the opening round, Collins won all her remaining matches in straight sets to claim a landmark title.

Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink and Ubitennis chief Ubaldo Scanagatta speak about Collins’ achievement and whether she would consider retirement. Plus there is talk about Elena Rybakina and whether the three set marathons cost her the title.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Who Is The Better Player Between Jannik Sinner And Carlos Alcaraz?

Steve Flink joins Ubitenis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta to look back on events that took place in the men’s draw at the Miami Open.

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Jannik Sinner (left) and Carlos Alcaraz (right) - Indian Wells 2024 (photo Twitter X @BNPPARIBASOPEN)

On Sunday Jannik Sinner continued his stunning start to the season by convincingly capturing the Miami Open title.

The Italian dismissed an in-form Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets to achieve a series of new milestones in his blossoming career. Sinner has now risen to No.2 in the ATP PIF rankings which is the best-ever position achieved by a player from Italy. He is also the first man from his country to win multiple Masters 1000 titles and has now won 22 out of 23 matches played so far this season.

Carlos Alcaraz is the only player to have beaten Sinner in 2024 which was at the Indian Wells Masters where he went on to claim the trophy. The Spaniard fell in the quarter-finals in Miami to Dimitrov.

With Novak Djokovic opting not to play in the tournament, much of the focus was on these two players who are tipped to become the future heavyweights of the sport. However, who is the more complete player and why?

Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink and Ubitennis chief Ubaldo Scanagatta provide their analysis of both players. The duo also reflect on other notable developments in Miami, including Dimitrov’s stunning run to the final which has secured his return to the top 10 for the first time since 2018. On top of that, what is next for Djokovic?

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(VIDEO) Miami Open Women’s Draw Preview: Is Iga Swiatek Unbeatable?

Ubaldo Scanagatta and Steve Flink discussed the dominance of Iga Swiatek as the world number one searches for the sunshine double.

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Iga Swiatek continued to show her dominance as world number one at Indian Wells and will look to do the same in Miami.

The Pole is aiming to complete the sunshine double in Miami after claiming her second Indian Wells title.

The world number one is the best player in the world and continues to grow in confidence as she extended her lead at the top of the rankings over Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina.

Ubitennis founder Ubaldo Scanagatta and Tennis Hall of Famer Steve Flink discussed Swiatek and how her dominance can translate into Grand Slam title.

There was also talks over Coco Gauff’s double faults, a more motivated Jessica Pegula as well as the return of Simona Halep.

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