“Sublime 9!”: Tennis World Reacts as Novak Djokovic Picks His Third Consecutive Australian Open Title

Published 02/21/2021, 6:34 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 21, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

It was the night of the finale at the Australian Open 2021 and what a match it turned out to be! Novak Djokovic won his 9th Australian Open title and achieved an astonishing feat.


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Facing the World No.4 in Daniil Medvedev in the finals, the Serbian legend defeated him in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match read 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

Although Daniil Medvedev was on a 20-match winning streak before the finals, he stood nowhere near the World No.1 player.


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With this title, Novak Djokovic has achieved a hattrick of titles at the Australian Open and has successfully defended his title yet again.

It has also taken Djoker to 18 Grand Slam titles, and he is now just 2 majors behind rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Apart from his fans, tennis experts are also praising Djokovic for his spectacular performance.

Twitter reacts to Novak Djokovic winning the Australian Open 2021 title

Australian tennis legend and 11-time Grand Slam winner Rod Laver praised the Serbian legend for his exceptional performance.

Brilliant work on another Australian title Novak Djokovic, 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. There was no doubt in your mind tonight – Daniil felt the full force of your will. Sublime 9!” wrote Laver on his Twitter.

The management of all the four Grand Slams has also open-heartedly congratulated the Serbian legend.

The ATP described Djokovic as the ‘King of the Melbourne Park’.

The US Open was not behind and shared how well Djokovic has played in the last decade. They shared an interesting post comparing the Grand Slams titles of the ‘Big Three’ in the last decade.

The Australian Open also posted the number of titles that Djoker has won on each Slam and expressed their best wishes.

Other Tennis entities also congratulate Djokovic

Former tennis player Rennae Stubbs also appreciated Djokovic for his brilliant show at the Australian Open 2021. She even referred to him as the ‘King of the AO’.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Loren Elliott

“Incredible display of tennis tonight from Novak,” tweeted Stubbs.

His opponent and Australian Open 2021 runner-up Daniil Medvedev also appreciated Djokovic and posted a picture with him on Twitter. He even wrote that he was proud of the way he played and will try to improve his game next year.

“Not the match I wanted. All respect to Novak Djokovic. Proud of my Aussie summer and can’t wait to be back next year,” tweeted Medvedev.

Djoker’s wife Jelena Djokovic was also quite happy for her husband. She also expressed her happiness on Twitter.

“This man!!! So proud of you amore!!” tweeted an energetic Jelena.


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Djokovic certainly deserves all the applause as he played brilliantly at the Australian Open 2021. He’ll like to carry this momentum forward and will hope to play like this in future tournaments as well.

Will Djokovic be able to equal Nadal and Federer in the Grand Slam tally in 2021?


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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.