World number 1, Novak Djokovic was no joker but rather ruthless as he thrashed Danil Medvedev in straight sets to claim his ninth Australian Open Grand Slam at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.
Novak Djokovic took charge of the match from the on set as he claimed the first set 7-5 before he breezed through the Russian 6-2 6-2 in the second and third sets to claim his 18th Grand Slam title.
With the victory against the Russian, Novak Djokovic is now just two grand slams behind Roger Federer and Rafeal Nadal who are both have 22 grand slams titles respectively.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 21, 2021
Whike commenting on his victory, Tennis great, Rod Laver said Novak Djokovic continues to show how great a champion he is despite the pressure around him in “such difficult time”
Rod Laver shared his thoughts via his verified Twitter page.
Brilliant work on another Australian title @DjokerNole , under so much pressure in such difficult times. You continue to show the world what a great champion you are. There was no doubt in your mind tonight – Daniil felt the full force of your will. Sublime 9! 🚀
Novak Djokovic has now won the last three Australian Open Grand Slam as he looks to further close the gap on Federer and Nadal who crashed out of the tournament in the quarterfinals.