Novak Djokovic has re-imposed itself on the Australian Open after beating in the final a Daniil Medvedev (7-5, 6-2 and 6-2) in just 1 hour and 53 minutes of the game. The Serbian tennis player, number one in the world, has lifted his eighteenth Grand Slam today and is thus approaching 20 Roger Federer Y Rafael Nadal. In addition, Novak is already the second tennis player who has won the same Grand Slam more times with his nine titles in Melbourne, only surpassed by Rafa Nadal’s 13 Roland Garros.
The fight to be the best in history is more alive than ever. The idyll of Novak Djokovic with Melbourne he continues and with his ninth Australian Open crown he has taken another step closer to the record held by Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer. Djokovic, world number one, is now only 2 Grand Slams behind the Spanish and the Swiss after making his 28th top-flight title a reality today.
The world number one was fighting for his ninth title in Melbourne and beat Daniil Medvedev, in a fight that had been raised as a pulse between the old guard and the Next Gen, eager to take the leap and relieve the Big-3. But Mr. Melbourne did not allow it, that relief will still have to wait. The 25-year-old Moscow player failed in his second Grand Slam final and failed against an opponent he had beaten three of the last four times he had met.
Novak Djokovic’s 18 Grand Slams
Novak Djokovic lifted his first Grand Slam at the Australian Open in 2008. It was then that his love affair with Melbourne began, which has lasted for 13 years, with nine crowns on his record. The next top-flight tournament that the Serbian has won the most times is Wimbledon, with five titles in the cathedral of tennis. Three are the times he has been crowned at the US Open and only once has he been able to elevate the Roland Garros title to heaven (2016).
In the last 13 years, Novak Djokovic has won 18 Grand Slams and is already close to Rafael Nadal Y Roger Federer, both with the all-time record of 20 Grand Slams. The next two appointments in top-flight tournaments come in Paris and London, with just a month of difference between Roland Garros (May 23 to June 6) and Wimbledon (June 28 to July 7). Both are preparing to be the scene of a new fight between Djokovic, Nadal and Federer for being the best in history.
Djokovic’s record in Grand Slams:
Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Wimbledon (2011, 2014, 2018 and 2019)
US Open (2011, 2015, 2018)
Roland Garros (2016)