Novak Djokovic shows pretenders he is not ready to hand over crown yet | Jonathan Howcroft

Novak Djokovic shows pretenders he is not ready to hand over crown yet | Jonathan Howcroft

The Guardian

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The world No 1’s dismantling of Daniil Medvedev showed that the next generation are still trailing old guard on biggest stages

While Novak Djokovic embraced Goran Ivanišević in the players’ box after celebrating his ninth Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev sat alone in his chair with a thousand-yard stare.

As major tournaments come and go, prophecies of the end of an era become louder and more convincing, yet 10 of the last 11 times they have concluded with Djokovic or Rafael Nadal standing on top of the podium. “We’re talking about some cyborgs of tennis, in a good way,” admitted Medvedev. “They are better than other tennis players.”

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