Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to win ninth Slam in Melbourne

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to win ninth Slam in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open dominance improved to 18-0 mixed in semi-finals and finals. On Sunday, Daniil Medvedev joined the ranks of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem, all of whom have misplaced to Djoko in semis or finals in Melbourne.

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to win ninth Slam in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Daniil Medvedev within the males’s singles ultimate on the Australian Open. AP Picture

Melbourne: Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open dominance is unbroken — 9 finals, 9 championships.

And he retains gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal within the Grand Slam standings, now as much as 18 general, two away from the boys’s report shared by his two rivals.

Djokovic used excellent serving and his standard relentless returning and baseline supremacy to seize 11 of 13 video games in a single stretch and beat a visibly annoyed Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday for a 3rd trophy in a row at Melbourne Park.

The 33-year-old from Serbia improved to 18-0 mixed in semi-finals and finals on the exhausting courts of the Australian Open.

Wanting on the larger image, Djokovic has gained six of the final 10 main tournaments and is assured of remaining at No 1 within the rankings a minimum of via 8 March. That can give him 311 weeks within the prime spot, breaking a mark held by Federer.

The No 4-ranked Medvedev was showing in his second Grand Slam ultimate — he was the runner-up to Nadal on the 2019 US Open — however continues to be left attempting gather his first such championship.

Djokovic ended the 25-year-old Russian’s 20-match profitable streak. Medvedev additionally had gained his earlier 12 matches towards Prime 10 opponents.

However going up towards Djokovic in Australia is a a lot totally different problem.

By the second set, as issues slipped away, Medvedev bounced his white racket off the blue courtroom, then completely destroyed it with a full-on spike. By the third, he saved wanting up at his coach with palms up as if to ask, “What can I presumably do right here?”

It’s a acquainted sentiment on this stadium, on this courtroom, at this match. Federer, Nadal, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Thiem — all Grand Slam champions, all defeated by Djokovic in semi-finals or finals in Melbourne.

So place the 9 triumphs in Australia alongside 5 at Wimbledon, three on the US Open and one on the French Open for Djokovic.

The maths appears good for Djokovic. He’s a few yr youthful than Nadal and 6 1/2 youthful than Federer, who turns 40 in August. Federer hasn’t competed in additional than a yr after having two knee operations however is anticipated to show to the tour subsequent month.

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