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Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka win 2021 Australian Open

Novak Djokovic of Belgrade, Serbia, and Naomi Osaka of Osaka, Japan, gained the lads’s singles draw and girls’s singles draw respectively on the 2021 Australian Open. Osaka, the third seed, defeated Twenty second-ranked Jennifer Brady of the US within the girls’s closing on Saturday by a rating of 6-4, 6-3, and Djokovic, the primary seed, defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia, the fourth seed, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 within the males’s closing.

Djokovic gained his ninth profession Australian Open, and it was the second time he gained three straight Australian Open titles. Djokovic beforehand gained in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, and 2020. He has now gained 18 grand slam males’s singles titles general. The one two gamers who’ve gained extra males’s grand slam finals than Djokovic are Roger Federer of Switzerland, and Rafael Nadal of Spain, who’ve 20 grand slam titles every.

On Sunday, Djokovic had a major benefit over Medvedev when it got here to the share of factors gained on the second serve. Djokovic gained 63% of his second serve factors, whereas Medvedev gained solely 39% of his second serve factors.

Medvedev appeared somewhat impatient all through the competition, and began to hurry issues when he fell behind. Djokovic had seven breaks of serve, in comparison with solely two for Medvedev.

Osaka, who gained her fourth grand slam title, and beat Brady in straight units in a match that came about in only one hour and 17 minutes. Like the lads’s closing, the serve was a giant distinction within the girls’s closing. Brady had 4 double faults at key occasions, and solely had two aces. Osaka had six aces in comparison with solely two double faults.

This was Brady’s first grand slam closing, and her inexperience confirmed. Osaka confirmed extra poise and was in management. A giant turning level within the match got here within the latter phases of the primary set and early phases of the second set. Right here, Osaka gained six straight factors, together with three video games the place Osaka broke Brady.