Daniil Medvedev is hoping to win his first Grand Slam and finish Novak Djokovic’s dominance within the Australian Open final in the present day. The World No1 has received all eight of his earlier finals in Melbourne and will triumph for a record-extending ninth time Down Below. With a win over the Russian, Djokovic can be simply two Grand Slams behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who’ve 20 every.
The Serb battled by way of an belly damage within the earlier levels of the Australian Open, and he mentioned he would have withdrawn from the match had it not been a Grand Slam. Nevertheless, he felt no ache throughout his dominant win over Karatsev and practiced on Saturday for the primary time since struggling the damage throughout a third spherical win towards Taylor Fritz.
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18-TIME SLAM CHAMP
Djokovic is now an 18-time Grand Slam champion and document nine-time Aussie Open winner!
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:49
DJOKOVIC WINS THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Djokovic breaks to take the third set 6-2 and win this final 7-5 6-2 6-2!
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:40
DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-2 5-2 MEDVEDEV*
A fan whistles as Medvedev is about to serve and the Russian calls on them to “present some respect”.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:39
DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-2 5-2 MEDVEDEV*
Medvedev has lastly found some spirit and he displays it in an incredible, lengthy rally. However Djokovic, nearly inevitably, wins it.
And with that, he wins the sport and strikes to inside one of many title.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:35
DJOKOVIC* 7-5 6-2 4-2 MEDVEDEV
Medvedev reveals some nerve as he battles to carry and be in contact – nearly – on this third set.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:30
DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-2 4-1 MEDVEDEV*
Djokovic is just too strong as Medvedev continues to wrestle to discover a well beyond the Serb, who’s now two video games from glory.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:26
DJOKOVIC* 7-5 6-2 3-1 MEDVEDEV
An encouraging begin by Medvedev to this sport as he strikes to 30-0.
A enjoyable level quickly follows and Djokovic smiles and applauds after he’s overwhelmed on the web by his opponent.
Medvedev with an important maintain. Can he construct upon it?
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:21
DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-2 3-0 MEDVEDEV*
Djokovic shortly strikes to 30-0 earlier than an uncharacteristic forehand miss will get Medvedev on the board on this sport. Medvedev then misses on the backhand, although, and it’s 40-15.
The Serb holds. He’s three video games away from a record-extending ninth Aussie Open title.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:18
DJOKOVIC* 7-5 6-2 2-0 MEDVEDEV
Medvedev has Djokovic at his mercy on the web, however shovels a backhand passing shot into the tramlines. The Russian has received to get a grip right here or this might be over very quickly. Djokovic should have the ability to really feel the world No 4’s psychological fragility in the intervening time.
The Russian concedes one other level however finds a tremendous crosscourt forehand winner for 30-30. An enormous serve follows and Djokovic’s forehand return is pushed vast. The Serb’s subsequent return, on the backhand, is ideal, nevertheless. Deuce.
Double fault by Medvedev and it’s break level to Djokovic.
Medvedev constructs the following level intelligently however loses his nerve on a forehand drop volley. Djokovic breaks – he’s now received 10 of the final 12 video games.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:14
DJOKOVIC 7-5 6-2 1-0 MEDVEDEV*
In his solely earlier Grand Slam final, Medvedev fought again from two units all the way down to drive a decider earlier than in the end shedding. He’ll must construct on that effort to depart Melbourne with the trophy tonight.
Djokovic double faults on the opening level of this third set after which Medvedev fires a incredible forehand drive volley down the center for a winner and 0-30. Djokovic with a robust serve for 15-30, however he seems to be a little bit leggy as Medvedev earns two break factors.
The Serb saves the primary, nevertheless, or reasonably Medvedev loses it with yet one more unforced error – a forehand pulled vast. Djokovic with extra tremendous serving and he actually does save this break level for deuce. His calmness tells and the world No 1 quickly holds as Medvedev misses in reasonably surprising style.
Alex Pattle21 February 2021 10:10