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Djokovic wins the Australian Open showing his best tennis. The Serb has fielded his paraphernalia of winning shots and tactical shrewdness. And on such a day, Russian Medvedev could hardly have done anything to stop the number 1 in the world. He only held in the first set, ended 7-5, but he was right in the decisive game of the first fraction that something broke in Medvedev’s mental mechanisms. From then on his free mistakes increased, as Djokovic tightened the pace, continuing to hammer unstoppable first central balls. The second set finished 6-2, exactly like the third. A hasty victory, for a match at the best of 5 sets, which lasted just an hour and 54 minutes Medvedev failed to unfold his game, which however Djokovic seems to know even better than himself, since managed to prevent his moves, delivering service and answers, one winning recipe for Melbourne’s fast course.

Djokovic’s clear path

Towards the record

For Djokovic the ninth Australian Open won out of 9 finals played, the third consecutive triumph, the eighteenth Grand Slam won by the number 1 in the world, which is close to the 20 won by Federer and Nadal. On 7 March the Serbian will overtake the Swiss in the ranking of the kings of the ATP, at the top of the world rankings for the greatest number of weeks. At the moment Roger holds the record with 310 weeks to the top.

The performance

The capitalized performance proposed to Melbourne audience, finally back to populate the stands, showed that the state of form of the Serbian exceptional, as always happens to him at the beginning of the season, and on the pitch congenial to him in Melbourne: Thank you to this field – he exclaimed immediately after receiving the cup Djokovic, addressing directly to the Rod Laver Arena -. I love you more and more and this relationship of love for you continues to grow.

Friends off the pitch

Between the 33-year-old number 1 in the world and the Russian rival Daniil Medvedev, who is 25 years old, has long been a solid friendship: You have class and you have proved it once again. You are one of the most complicated players to face, just a matter of time, if you don’t mind waiting a few more years …, said Djokovic. And even the Russian had praised Novak: The first time I played with him I was number 600 in the world and I thought he wouldn’t talk to me, but instead he treated me like he was my best friend and never changed, even now that I’m here, and I’m number 4 in the world.

February 21, 2021 (change February 21, 2021 | 12:27)

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