Fri. Feb 26th, 2021

The 33-year-old extended his own record with an emphatic 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory over Daniil Medvedev at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday (February 21), despite carrying the injury he suffered in the third round of the tournament.

The injury was not the only issue Djokovic had to contend with during his time in Australia.

The world number one riled some locals when he submitted some suggestions to organizers over how quarantine conditions for players could be improved. The ups and downs of what he described as a “rollercoaster” ride of a trip Down Under had made his 18th Grand Slam title triumph all the more satisfying.