Novak Djokovic continuing his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming associate irritated Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth restroom title.
Top seed Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 to say his eighteenth sweep, going him 2 behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal within the restroom record books.
The 33-year-old Serb has ne’er lost a final at Melbourne Park and beating Medvedev could be a third triumph in an exceedingly row.
Russian fourth seed Medvedev, 25, has lost each of his sweep finals.
After grouping the trophy, Djokovic told the Rod Laver Arena: “I love you annually additional and additional. The romance keeps going.”
Medvedev, WHO lost to Nadal within the 2019 USA Open final, was tipped to push Djokovic shut and win his maiden major.
The Russian had reached the Melbourne final on the rear of a 20-match run, however floundered below the extraordinary pressure applied by Djokovic.
Throwing racquets, poor visual communication associated shouting angrily at his team were an illustration of however the Russian imploded within the third set, different starkly with Djokovic’s assured and steely exterior.
Djokovic clenched the title once one hour and fifty three minutes with a backhand overhead volley, falling to the blue court on his back before imbrication up the acclaim of the reduced seven,500 crowd.
Djokovic roared loudly and abroach his heart, before exchanging hugs with coach Goran Ivanisevic and therefore the remainder of his support team.
After thinking associate abdominal injury earlier within the tournament would possibly scupper his probabilities, the pride and relief of Team Djokovic was clear in their celebrations.