World number one Novak Djokovic retained his dominance in the Australian Open Tennis Tournament to compete in the men’s singles final for the ninth time, defeating Denil Medvedev on Sunday. Djokovic then went on to win the 18th Grand Slam title, equaling a record 20 Grand Slam titles in the men’s singles of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic dominated the baseline in addition to strong service and return to beat Medvedev 7-5 6-2 6-2 to win his third consecutive title at Melbourne Park
Federer’s special record is broken
The dominance of the Serbian player can be gauged from the fact that at one time he strengthened his grip in the match by winning 11 out of 13 games. The 33-year-old Djokovic from Serbia has won all 18 of his matches in the semi-finals and finals of the Australia Open. Djokovic has won six of the last 10 major tournaments, which is sure to continue to be the world’s number one player until at least March 8. This would keep him at the top for 311 weeks and break Federer’s record.
Roca Medvedev’s Victory Chariot
World number four Medvedev was playing in his second Grand Slam final. Earlier, he had to face defeat against Nadal in the final of 2019 US Open and he is still waiting for his first Grand Slam title. Djokovic also broke the 25-year-old player’s ranking of 20 consecutive wins. Medvedev had also won his last 12 matches against the top 10 players in the world but it is not easy for any opponent to face Djokovic at the Australia Open.
Medvedev looked desperate in front of Djokovic
By the second set Djokovic’s dominance had disappointed Medvedev, and he repeatedly raised his hand and looked towards his coach, asking, “What can I do here now?” During the Grand Slam champions Federer, Nadal, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Dominic Theme have also faced disappointments that Djokovic defeated in the semi-finals or final in Melbourne.
Close to the record of Nadal and Federer
Djokovic has also won five Wimbledon, three US Open and one French Open titles in addition to nine Grand Slam titles in Australia. With Djokovic there is a good chance to beat Nadal and Federer. He is one year younger than Nadal and six and a half years younger than Federer. Federer will turn 40 in August this year. Federer has not played a tournament for over a year due to two knee operations but he is expected to return to the tour next month.