Come rain or shine, an opening week full of whispers of injury concerns or perfect health, rest assured that Novak Djokovic will deliver

He has made a habit of winning the Australian Open almost annually for over a decade, and he did so again by holding off early pressure from Daniil Medvedev before moving to a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory drove his ninth Australian Open title. Thirteen years since he was on the same stage with his first title at the age of 20, he has his perfect record in the final at Melbourne Park

In the process, Djokovic has achieved numerous notable successes, recovering from the abdominal injury in his third round match, and ending Medvedev’s sweeping streak of victories in 20 games with a performance of the 15 cases in the open era that included the singles title of the Australian Open -Men was defended, Djokovic is responsible for five of these cases

With his sixth Grand Slam title since he was 30 Year of age he is at the level of Rafa Nadal in this category He still does not seem that old However, this is such a unique time in the sport where every slam win and loss has such a weight that it affects How people see the history of the sport for the years to come With that, there is one achievement above all: Djokovic is now 18 Grand Slam title won

After Nadal and Roger Federer entered what was once a two-man race, Nadal and Roger Federer’s 20 titles for the current number 1 in the world are rounded to be honest, it seems very likely that Djokovic will catch them, if he continues to list all the successes that will determine his career, Djokovic will be his 311 in two weeks Record week at number 1 in the world rankings and surpass Roger Federer as the record holder of all time

Despite Medvedev’s suggestions that it would be Djokovic under the pressure of history against a challenger who has nothing to lose, it was he who looked arrested at the moment and immediately handed over his first service game, but what followed was a high-quality, tense opening set, in which both players trained each other in basic exchanges of the highest quality

In the inevitable long, breathless exchange that followed, Medvedev drew numerous tired drop shots from Djokovic, while Djokovic fended off Medvedev with his subtle shot variation.The match seemed perfectly level 5-5, but suddenly it looked over After holding the serve to love, Djokovic seized the moment by exceeding his level on the shot that served him so well throughout his career – his return to serve he went in 6-5 to 0-40 Leadership and broke off to pick up the sentence

Though Djokovic lost his opening game of the second set, he spent the next 40 minutes ripping Medvedev’s serve into pathetic shreds. Overall, he broke the serve three times and returned Medvedev’s best efforts again and again, whether on the first or second Serve One of the criticisms of Djokovic during his career is that he doesn’t have a striking finishing shot like Nadal’s forehand or Federer’s serve that’s not really his fault.Most of his earnings returns have not even been echoed or discussed by the broadcasters, but they are so spectacular like any other shot in sport

Djokovic ended the set by scoring a forehand return from a bold serve of 116 mph directly on Medvedev’s laces.When the Russian fell two sets, he had torn a bat and turned to French, Russian and probably too English to his team

Medvedev’s impressive winning streak in 20 games ended here with a convincing defeat that he can think about a lot. Nevertheless, the world number 4 has a great chance of becoming the first player other than Djokovic, Nadal, Federer or Andy Murray to since Lleyton Hewitt reached the first two places in 2005, he will continue to be an irritant in the years to come

Before the final, Djokovic firmly dismissed the notion that his generation had been overrun by the younger guard and the numbers reflect that he is perfectly correct, despite being vulnerable in best-of-three set games, he and Nadal have now won 10 of the last 11 Grand Slam titles It took a crazy series of circumstances at the US Open – a pandemic where Nadal chose not to travel and Djokovic’s disqualification – to run with Dominic Thiem’s ​​triumph was broken

Even without winning every tournament on his way, the past year and this dominant performance in Melbourne have shown that Djokovic remains in control of his destiny as he follows history at full speed

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