Osaka, Djokovic Depart Melbourne With Extra {Hardware}


Naomi Osaka defeated Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 whereas Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to take residence the 2021 Ladies’s and Males’s singles titles. Every was spectacular of their championship match performances.

Osaka gained her fourth main title and second in a row having captured the 2020 US Open championship within the Fall. On Saturday, she dominated the American in all facets of the match regardless of a valiant effort within the first set by Brady. The match was on Osaka’s racquet all through and tilted closely in her favor after she broke Brady late within the first set.

With Brady serving at 4-5 within the opening set, Osaka would break to shut out the set after which roll off the primary 4 video games of the second set.

Trailing 4-0, Brady would try to combat again however the deficit was an excessive amount of, and she or he fell in straight units.

With the title, Osaka strengthened her grand slam report the place she is 4-0 in main finals. And though she gained the title in Melbourne in 2019, this one felt somewhat totally different to her.

The final time I gained right here I used to be type of taking part in off anger, in a approach. Simply because I felt like I needed to stamp my place on the tour,” she stated. “This time round I’m extra at peace with the place I’m, and I’m actually simply blissful to be taking part in a Grand Slam in a pandemic.”

Serena and Venus Williams are the one two energetic girls who maintain extra titles than Osaka.

In the meantime, on Sunday, Djokovic would win his 9th Australian Open and 18th grand slam title in dominant trend.

The primary set was aggressive and went backwards and forwards with neither participant gaining full management till Djokovic broke at 6-5 to take the primary set.

Medvedev by no means absolutely discovered his stride once more after dropping the set and it was a routine second and third set for the Serb.

The title put him simply two slams behind each Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic

It was a terrific fortnight given the truth that it was questionable whether or not Djokovic may proceed the match across the halfway level resulting from a muscle tear.

Afterward, Djokovic made it clear what motivates him. “Roger and Rafa encourage me,” he stated. “I believe so long as they go, I’ll go. In a approach it’s a race [of] who performs tennis extra, I suppose, and who wins extra. It’s a contest between us in all areas. However I believe that’s the very cause why we’re who we’re as a result of we do drive one another, we encourage one another, we push one another to the restrict.”

Medvedev put the “massive 3” into perspective. “I do not suppose anybody can argue with Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer being the three largest names in tennis historical past,” he stated. “I am speaking solely about outcomes. What they did in tennis is unbelievable. I am 25 now. To win 9 Australian Opens, I must win yearly till I am 34. I consider in myself, however I do not suppose I will do it.”

Medvedev will now regroup whereas Djokovic will take a while off to permit his muscle tear to heal.



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