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Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to win his record-extending Australian Open final

Serbia's Novak Djokovic won his record-extending 9th Australian Open men's singles title after defeating Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in the final at Melbourne Park on Sunday to win a record 9th Australian Open title.

This is Djokovic's 18th Grand Slam title win, and he is now two short of equalling his 'Big Three' rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's record of most number of Slam wins. Both Nadal and Federer are tied at the top with 20 Slams so far.

For Medvedev, it was another hope dashed for a first Grand Slam victory.

Every time the Russian tried to find a surge of energy, Djokovic ended his hopes with smashing returns and bringing his own energy to the surface. Djokovic used superb serves and his usual relentless returns and baseline supremacy to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch.

While Medvedev won 6 aces, and Djokovic could only make 3, the Serb won 73 percent points on 1st serve, and 63 percent points on 2nd serve, in comparison to Medvedev's 68 percent win on the first serve, and 39 percent win on the second serve.

Djokovic ended the 25-year-old Russian’s 20-match winning streak. Medvedev also had won his previous 12 matches against Top 10 opponents.

All said and done, it has been an incredible Australian Open. Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic denying first-time Slam opportunities to Jennifer Brady and Daniil Medvedev respectively. 

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