Meanwhile, Serbian’s fans slam eleven-time Grand Slam champion Rod Laver, who predicted that Daniil Medvedev had a chance to defeat Djokovic in the championship match, for his contrast tweets.
“I expect Medvedev to push Djokovic all the way in the Australian Open men’s final. I won’t be surprised if he breaks through for the win. It’s Novak’s happy place at RLA, but he will have his work cut out suppressing Daniil’s happy, free-flowing strokes. This will be a great contest,” the 82-years-old Australian wrote before the final match.
In contrast, World No.1 hammered the World No.4 from Russia in straight sets to claim his 9th title in his ninth final appearance at Melbourne Park.
And also, the 33-years-old tennis legend from Belgrade became the second man in history to win at least nine titles at any Grand Slam event after Rafael Nadal, who holds 13 Roland Garros titles under his name.
“You(Djokovic) Continue To Show The World What A Great Champion You Are”, says Rod Laver
On the other hand, Novak Djokovic snapped Daniil Medvedev’s 20 matches winning streak. The six-year-end World No.1 leads 2020 ATP finals champion 5-3 in their head to head series.
“Brilliant Work on another Australian title Novak Djokovic 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-Danil felt the full force of your will. Sublime 9!” Laver wrote after Djokovic punished Medvedev at Melbourne Park.
“You(Rod Laver) Can Not Even Hide Your Disappointment”: A Fan
However, now Novak Djokovic is a step closer to equal his rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record tally of 20 titles.