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Djokovic dismantles Medvedev to win 9th Australian Open

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Melbourne, Feb 21 (IANS) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on Sunday blew away Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win a record-extending ninth Australian Open title at the Rod Laver Arena. The win moves world No 1 Djokovic within two of Swiss great Roger Federer and Spain’s Rafael Nadal’s record total of 20 major victories.

In a match that lasted just an hour and 53 minutes, Djokovic dismantled Medvedev to win the match 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The Serbian quelled a brief rally from Medvedev in the third set, getting a break in the final game to win the title.

–IANS

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