Louise Azemar Engzell, a Swedish official, was the chair umpire for the Australian Open 2023 final between Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday.
It seemed that the whole of Melbourne had turned out to watch the Men’s Singles final of the 2023 Australian Open. World’s number four was going to take on Novak Djokovic, who currently racks number five globally in the world of Tennis. The crowd was evenly split with support for both the players, waving Greek and Serbian flags alike. In fact, the noise got so loud that chair umpire Engzell had to request the crowd to be quiet a number of times throughout the match.
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Djokovic did not disappoint his fans in the opening set. He looked almost unstoppable as he got to 6-3 in almost record time, winning one serve after the next.
Who is Louise Azemar Engzell?
Not much is known about Louise Azemar Engzell. She is the wife of Roland Garros Referee Remy Azemar.
She received her gold badge in 2007 and has a lot of experience under her belt. Engzell officiated the 2011 and 2020 French Open women’s singles final, the 2012 and 2022 US Open women’s singles final, the 2019 Australian Open women’s singles final, the 2020 Australian Open men’s doubles Final, and the 2020 US Open men’s singles final.
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Back in September 2022, Engzell opened up about her experience being a tennis official in an interview with ITF Tennis. “I had the passion for tennis but I was not good enough to become a player, but I could still be involved with the sport that I love. You travel around the world, you meet people from all over the world and you go these tournaments that are just a dream to be able to participate in,” she said.