In the climax of a match overshadowed by Covid-19 pandemic uncertainty, Novak Djokovic remained an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to instruct a file-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday.
The sector number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph under the lights at Rod Laver Enviornment secured his 18th Vital Slam title, bringing him within tantalising attain of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s all-time file of 20.
Great admire Dominic Thiem in final year’s final, Djokovic confronted an opponent decided for success and his cling seat at the Vital Slam desk.
No longer like Thiem, who pushed Djokovic to five objects, Medvedev by no plot truly threatened.
Djokovic made a mockery of the Russian’s 20-match winning hotfoot and his pre-match barb that each and each the rigidity to take cling of became on the champion.
He broke him seven times for the match and closed out the one-sided contest with a get-scurry and a radiant leaping volley.
Having prolonged his unbeaten file in nine finals at Melbourne Park, the Serb roared in triumph and wrapped up his group in a neighborhood hug.
He now has gained six Vital Slam titles after the age of 30, equalling Nadal’s file.