Australian Open 2021: 'Brilliant work under pressure,' Twitterati react to Novak Djokovic's ninth title in Melbourne
Here's how Twitter reacted to Novak Djokovic's win over Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open men's singles final.
Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his ninth Australian Open championship and 18th Grand Slam title.
The No 1-seeded Djokovic has now won the trophy three years in a row at Melbourne Park.
The No 4-seeded Medvedev was trying to collect his first Grand Slam title Sunday.
But Djokovic used superb serving and his usual baseline excellence to end the Russian’s 20-match winning streak.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the win:
— Daniil Medvedev (@DaniilMedwed) February 21, 2021
— Craig Tiley (@CraigTiley) February 21, 2021
Brilliant work on another Australian title @DjokerNole , under so much pressure in such difficult times. You continue to show the world what a great champion you are. There was no doubt in your mind tonight - Daniil felt the full force of your will. Sublime 9! 🚀
— Rod Laver (@rodlaver) February 21, 2021
— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 21, 2021
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) February 21, 2021
Ace! @DjokerNole marches on. 9th Aus Open title is extraordinary achievement by any reckoning
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 21, 2021
djokovic has now won the #AusOpen more often than federer has won wimbledon
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 21, 2021
With inputs from AP.
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The defeat left Medvedev, 25, a leading member of the next generation, wondering how to overcome Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who have 58 major titles between them.
Here's a look at Djokovic's incredible run of success and the records he has set on the way to becoming the undoubted king of Melbourne Park:
A strict vegetarian diet, spiritual guru and family hugging-sessions are among the unusual methods that have helped Novak Djokovic to take his place among the immortals of tennis.