Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev for an astonishing 9th Australian Open title
Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev for an astonishing ninth Australian Open title on Sunday.
The men’s final at Melbourne Park saw a stunning opening set from both men, but the Serb world No. 1 was able to put his foot down and raced to a 7-5 6-2 6-2 win in less than two hours.
The World No. 1 won 89 percent of net points (16/18).
For top-seeded Novak Djokovic, 33, this is his 18th Grand Slam singles title two behind Federer and Nadal.
Djokovic is now just the second man in history to win at least 9 titles at any Grand Slam event.
“On the court, Daniil is one of the toughest players I have ever faced in my life. It’s only a matter of time before you hold a Grand Slam trophy,” said Djokovic speaking after winning the championship.
“If you can wait a few more years, I’d appreciate it. It’s amazing that he has put together a 20-match winning streak over the past few months.