Novak Djokovic of World No. 1 Serbia won the Australian Open title by defeating World No. 4 Russia’s Denil Medvedev. This is his record 9th title. He has also previously won the Australian Open in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020. Djokovic defeated Medvedev 7-5 6-2 6-0 in consecutive sets. This is Djokovic’s 18th Grand Slam title overall. He has won 9 Australian Open, 5 Wimbledon, 3 US Open and 1 French Open so far in his career.
Djokovic won the Australian Open the most 9 times
Djokovic has played the Australian Open tournament a total of 17 times so far. Of which he has become the champion most times. This was followed by Roger Federer and Roy Emmerson 6-6 times, and Andre Agassi, Jack Crawford and Ken Roswell 4-4 times.
Djokovic won 90% of matches at the Australian Open. Djokovic holds
a 90% winning record in this Grand Slam. He has played 83 matches in this tournament so far. Out of this, he has won 75 and lost 8 matches. He last lost in consecutive sets to H Chung in 2018.
Djokovic’s third consecutive Australian Open title
Djokovic won the Australian Open for the first time in 2008.
He retired in 2009 due to heat stress against Andy Roddick.
In 2010, they lost in the quarterfinal to Jo Wilfried Tsonga.
2011, 2012, 2013 won the Grand Slam for three consecutive years.
In 2014, Wawrinka defeated in the quarterfinals.
Djokovic won the tournament again in 2015, 2016.
In 2017, Istomin defeated him in the second round.
In 2018 H Chung defeated in consecutive sets.
Won the title for 3 consecutive years 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Djokovic’s brilliant record against Federer, Nadal and Murray
Djokovic has not lost a match against Federer, Nadal and Murray for 14 years at the Australian Open. The last time Federer defeated Djokovic in a Round-4 bout was in 2007. Djokovic was 19 then and Federer was the No. 1 player.
4 matches won, 1 lost against Roger Federer.
Won 5 matches against Andy Murray.
Won 2 matches against Rafael Nadal.
Medvedev did not give any challenge.
Medvedev could not present any challenge, having been in excellent form for the last few rounds. Earlier, in the semi-finals, he defeated World No. 5 Stephanos Sitsipas of Greece 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. At the same time, Medvedev defeated Andre Rublev of Russia 7,5, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinal.
Djokovic will break Federer’s record
World No.1 Djokovic will break Federer’s record for the highest position of the first week next month. Federer has been No. 1 overall for 310 weeks in a tennis career. At the same time, Djokovic has been 307 weeks at number-1. On March 8, 2021, they will start 311 weeks at number-1.
Only Nadal could stop Djokovic from breaking the record,
Nadal had a chance to stop Djokovic from breaking Federer’s record. Had Nadal won the ATP Cup, the Australian Open and the Rotterdam Open, he could have overtaken Djokovic in the ATP rankings. However, Nadal withdrew from the ATP Cup due to injury. At the same time, he lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to Sitsipas.
The ATP freezes the rankings and ratings
so Djokovic is now set to break Federer’s record. Also, the ATP rankings have also been frozen. This means that any player losing or losing will not make any difference to their rating and ranking.