Novak Djokovic's mountain of Grand Slam trophies continues to grow, with his 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 win over Daniil Medvedev giving him his ninth Australian Open title and 18th major championship in total.
It was an achievement celebrated throughout the sport, including by fellow players ...
Tennis legends ...
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
Djoker is so good. He’s routined great great players at Aussie Open over the years. There is nowhere to attack him on the court. It’s like not being able to hit a boxer, but that boxer also has knockout power in both hands. Props.— andyroddick (@andyroddick) February 21, 2021
Roger with 20, Rafa with 20, Novak with 18. Thanks for sharing guys. Sheesh ????— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) February 21, 2021
Djokovic Djokovic-ing....returning brilliantly, marrying accuracy with pace, leeching his opponent's self-belief....he is your 2021 @AustralianOpen champ. For the NINTH time.— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) February 21, 2021
And his legions of fans:
You’re the biggest inspiration, congratulations and thank you for giving us all of these amazing memories♥️ Hope you get to celebrate with your family soon!!????♥️ #NoleFam— Sarah Claire (@BerdVolleys) February 21, 2021
Novak Djokovic winning a slam with a smash. Legendary.— JC ????. (@Joe__Tennis) February 21, 2021
Djokovic's status as an all-time great was never in doubt, but sitting just two Slams behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, he has the potential to severely shake up the debate this year for the most accomplished men's player of all time.