Protestors halt Australian Open final

  • Protestors halt Australian Open final

Protestors halt Australian Open final

The records kept tumbling as he clinched a sixth Melbourne crown to equal Roy Emerson's pre-Open era record and win a third consecutive major title after Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015.

Djokovic's first successful Grand Slam title defence involved feats of endurance rarely witnessed before on a tennis court.

No. 5 Medvedev, meanwhile, is on a 20-match winning streak dating to last season, a run that features 12 victories against members of the Top 10 (one against Djokovic).

'The way I've been playing and feeing is very encouraging going into the final, ' added Djokovic, who has won four and lost three of his meetings with Medvedev.

Djokovic ripped off his shirt and roared in celebration at the end of the epic match which he won 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5 in 5hr 53min.

Medvedev destroyed his racket by spiking it to the court after missing a return to fall behind 5-2 in the second set.

Djokovic began the second set with a fault into the net, then shook his left arm and flexed his shoulders.

Medvedev needs to win three sets in a row to earn his first major trophy.

Aus Open men's final between Djokovic vs Medvedev will take place at Rod Laver Arena.

They were at 5-all before Djokovic held at love and then broke Medvedev.

There were several lengthy exchanges at the baseline that lasted at least 10 strokes in that set, and Djokovic held an 8-5 advantage on those points.

After two years battling injury, including undergoing elbow surgery, he swatted aside the challenge of old rival Nadal in the final 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to claim a record seventh Australian Open and 15th Grand Slam title to go ahead of his childhood idol, American great Pete Sampras.

Medvedev is aiming for his first major championship.

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Rod Laver Arena is about half-full after spectators were barred entirely for five days earlier in the tournament because of a local COVID-19 lockdown.

The temperature is in the mid-60s Fahrenheit (below 20 Celsius).

After exacting revenge on the Swiss in the semi-final he again rolled over Murray for the title, inflicting a humiliating 6-0 bagel on the Scot in the final set to tie Andre Agassi on the all-time list with eight Grand Slam titles.

"I wouldn't really say I watch Medvedev, like all his matches throughout".

Aus Open men's final between Djokovic vs Medvedev is on Sunday, 21 February, 2021.

"It's going to be interesting to see who gets the dominance over the other side of the court and in which moments.They both rely on their serves, especially Daniil, even if Novak has improved so much with his".

Djokovic is seeded No. 1 and the two-time defending champion. He is seeking a ninth trophy at Melbourne Park and 18th Grand Slam title overall.

The No. 1-seeed Djokovic is 17-0 in Australian Open semifinals and finals, making him almost as much of a lock on the blue hard courts of Melbourne Park as Nadal is on the red clay courts of Roland Garros.

Medvedev is trying to collect his first Grand Slam title.

This is his second major final.

The 25-year-old from Russian Federation also has won his past 12 matches against Top 10 opponents.

Filip Polasek and Ivan Dodig have won the men's doubles title at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4 win over 2020 champions Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.

"I just want to see, because I know Djokovic is so great on this court, and he's going for ninth Australian Open, which is insane".