(Melbourne) We thought Novak Djokovic might have a slightly lower fuse at the Australian Open this time.
After all, he reportedly rolled to his chest while slipping in his third round match and suffered from muscle tears. Djokovic, who reached the final on Sunday, has scored five innings so far in the tournament – his career-high on his way to the Grand Slam tournament final. And he was against Daniel Medvedev, who had a 20-game winning streak.
Yes, that’s it. We are talking about Djokovic at Melbourne Park, where his dominance is unmatched in history – nine finals, nine championships. In addition, he contacts Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 18 major career titles, two less than his partners in the “Big Three”.
Djokovic had an excellent serve, unstoppable return and backfield game, winning 11 of 13 games at some point in the match, winning 7-5, 6-2, 6- over Medvedev. Thus he won his third consecutive trophy in Australia.
By the end of the match, just two hours after play time, the Serbian was lying on his back on the pitch. After greeting the Russian, Djokovic went to his chair, lifted his polo shirt, and removed several straps that covered his abdomen.
He “specially thanked” his therapist Ulysses Bodeo for allowing the tournament to continue and for bringing his collective record to 18-0 in the semi-finals and finals in Melbourne.
The 33-year-old Djokovic has won six of the last 10 majors and will remain at the top of the world rankings until at least March 8. That means he will top 311E Consecutive week, deleting a record at the same time, which so far belongs to Federer.