The world number one whipped fourth seed Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-2 6-2 on Sunday for his eighteenth Grand Slam title, moving nearer to Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s record-breaking record of 20.

No other player has won more men’s singles title in Melbourne, with Roy Emerson and Federer having won six each.

Shielding champion Djokovic attracted a great deal of fire the lead-up to the year’s first Grand Slam for requesting of coordinators to facilitate Australia’s severe isolate conventions for players confining for about fourteen days before the competition.

He at that point endured a difficult stomach injury in the principal week and needed to nurture it to the completion.

“I think genuinely it was probably the hardest competition I had,” he told columnists.

“Frankly, with isolate and a ton of things occurring in the media. The letter that I composed, thoughts and suggestions that I got from players was misconstrued as (a) rundown of requests.

“At that point the before you know it two or three days I’m persona non grata in this country,” the Serbian added.

“I got harmed in the third round. It was exciting ride on the off chance that I can characterize it in single word.

“I think it makes it significantly better for me. I’ll take a ton of positives from this competition point of fact.”

Having stayed silent about his physical issue, Djokovic said he had torn a stomach muscles and still expected to recuperate from it, regardless of seeming unhampered against Medvedev.

Djokovic asserted the success following a troublesome, pandemic-influenced year in which his public picture took a battering for various occurrences.

He was reprimanded for getting sorted out the dubious Adria Tour in the Balkans a year ago where players celebrated and later tried positive for COVID-19.

He was precluded from the U.S. Open in the fourth round for incidentally hitting a ball into a line judge.

“Obviously it harms,” he told columnists of analysis in the media.

“I’m a person such as yourself, similar to any other person.

“I have feelings. I loath when someone assaults me in the media transparently and stuff.

“Obviously, I can’t say I couldn’t care less about it or whatever.

“Be that as it may, I think I’ve built up a toughness throughout the years to simply avoid those things and spotlight on what is important to me the most.”

Djokovic stretched out his unbeaten rush to nine Australian Open finals and will overshadow Roger Federer’s record of 310 weeks at world number one month from now.

He said thanks to Australian Open coordinators for a “incredible exertion” to have a Grand Slam which had no groups for five days as a component of a snap lockdown in Melbourne to contain a COVID-19 episode.

“See, there are a ton of blended sentiments about what has occurred in the most recent month or so with tennis players coming to Australia,” the 33-year-old said.

“Yet, I think when we attract a line the end it was an effective competition for coordinators.”

-RNZ
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