Novak Djokovic delivered a predominant showcase at Melbourne Park on Sunday, as he crushed Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to catch a record-expanding 10th Australian Open title. The World No. 1 got back with speed and exactness and won 89 percent of net focuses (16/18) to join 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal as just the subsequent man to win at least nine titles at a similar Grand Slam occasion. Djokovic likewise shut the hole on 20-time significant titlists, Nadal and Roger Federer, at the highest point of the Grand Slam titles
leaderboard with his eighteenth significant prize.
Djokovic snapped Medvedev’s 20-coordinate winning altercation vehement design on Rod Laver Arena. The 33-year-old, who improved to 18-0 in semi-last and last conflicts at the Australian Open, additionally acquired retribution for his 6-3, 6-3 misfortune to the Russian final year’s Nitto ATP Finals. Djokovic presently possesses a 5-3 ATP Head to Head advantage against Medvedev.
“On the court, Daniil is perhaps the hardest player I have at any point looked in my life. It won’t be long until you hold a Grand Slam prize,” said Djokovic, in the prize service. “In the event that you can stand by a couple of more years, I’d value it. Unfortunately, he has assembled a
20-coordinate series of wins in the course of recent months.”
The 18-time Grand Slam champion’s success finishes an essential fortnight in Melbourne. Djokovic lost more sets in transit to the last (5) than he had surrendered in any of his past 27 rushes to a Grand Slam title coordinate.
After a four-set win against Frances Tiafoe in the second round, Djokovic endured a stomach injury alarm and an enlivened adversary to crush Taylor Fritz in five sets in the third round. The World No. 1 was likewise pushed to four sets by Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev in transit to the semi-finals.
Djokovic has equaled Nadal’s Open Era record of six Grand Slam titles pursues turning 30. The World No. 1 turned 30 in May 2017 and has since won significant title crowns at the Australian Open (2019-’21), Wimbledon (2018-’19), and the US Open (2018).
Medvedev was endeavoring to catch his lady significant title crown. The ruling Nitto ATP Finals champion has competed as a sprinter in two of his Grand Slam last debuts. At the 2019 US Open, Medvedev pushed Rafael Nadal to five sets in an epic four-hour, 51-minute fight.
“Congrats to Novak and your group. Nine Grand Slams in Australia and 18 altogether is something stunning and it is likely not your last one,” said Medvedev, in the prize service.
Because of his rush to the title coordinate, Medvedev will transcend 2020 second place, Dominic Thiem to a profession high No. 3 when the most recent FedEx ATP Rankings are distributed on Monday.