Novak Djokovic raced to a comfortable win against Daniil Medvedev to take home a record ninth Australian Open title on Sunday. The Serb showed his class and utter dominance as his Russian opponent seemed to have no clue after a close opening few exchanges in the match. The fact that Djokovic won the tournament while suffering from an abdominal injury made the win even more remarkable.
He took only 1 hour and 58 minutes to stroll to victory with a score of 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The win also marked the Serb’s 18th Grand Slam title and now he is just 2 behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. With regard to the women’s side, Margaret Court is top with 24 and Serena Williams has 23 and is still searching for the elusive 24th. Djokovic seems like he will certainly add more Slams to his kitty.
‘It’s amazing what they are doing on the court’ – Goran Ivanisevic
Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic spoke about Novak Djokovic’s win and the prospect of the Serb and Rafael Nadal surpassing Margaret Court’s record to Metro and said, “I don’t know where is the end. Maybe they’re going to surpass Margaret Court and Serena, maybe not. But it’s amazing what they doing on the court. It’s amazing how they perform on the big matches. They’re unbelievable. They are producing better and better tennis. Every time when you think they gone, the young guns are coming, they are here but these guys are better, one step better in the finals.”
Speaking about Roger Federer, he said, “I’m waiting for Roger to come back. It’s going to be more interesting to see what’s going to happen in French and Wimbledon. (It) is just great. The race is there. Who knows. I said couple years ago Rafa and Novak, they going to overtake Roger, both of them. I still believe that. I still think so.” and signed off.