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Super Nova(k): Djokovic shoots for the stars after Medvedev mauling

He chalks up 18th Grand Slam title, and is now two behind the record of 20 held by Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal

Ian Ransom and Sudipto Ganguly

A tournament that had to contend with many uncertainties due to the Covid-19 pandemic climaxed with Novak Djokovic remaining an unbreakable force as he thrashed Daniil Medvedev to claim a record-extending ninth Australian Open title on Sunday.

The world number one’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph under the lights at Rod Laver Arena secured his 18th Grand Slam title, bringing him within tantalising reach of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s all-time men’s record of 20.

Much like Dominic Thiem in last year’s final, Djokovic faced an opponent desperate for success and his own seat at the Grand Slam table...

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