Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim his ninth Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim his ninth Australian Open title

The Guardian

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  • World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne final
  • Djokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slam

Novak Djokovic has won his ninth Australian Open title, beating Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided final at Melbourne Park. Victory takes Djokovic’s grand slam singles tally to 18 – just two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic began the match in ominous fashion, breaking Medvedev in the second game of the first set. The Russian broke back in the fifth and the set continued on serve until the 12th game, when Djokovic raced to 0-40 and three set points, taking the third as a deep return forced a Medvedev error.

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