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Novak Djokovic has won nine Australian Open titles, but does the world No 1 get the credit he deserves for his success in Melbourne? The 33-year-old clinched his 18th Grand Slam with victory over Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final and is now only two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the all-time standings for major wins.



Rafael Nadal has won the French Open 13 times – an achievement Andy Murray called “one of the best records in sport” – while Roger Federer has won Wimbledon eight times.

Djokovic’s Australian Open success should sit between the two.

Since winning the tournament for the first time in 2008, Djokovic has only lost four matches in Melbourne – against Andy Roddick and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals in 2009 and 2010 and then to Denis Istomin and Chung Hyeon in 2017 and 2018. It’s not quite at Nadal’s level of near-utter dominance at the French Open, where he has only ever lost three times, but clay is more of a specialist surface than hard courts, and Nadal is the ultimate specialist on it.

Novak Djokovic

Nobody has dominated a hard-court Grand Slam like Djokovic in Melbourne.

Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors all won the US Open five times while only three other men in the Open era – Federer, Andre Agassi and Mats Wilander – have won the Australian Open more than twice.

There’s a case to be made that the level of competition at the Australian Open should be the hardest among all four Grand Slams, given it comes at the start of the season when everyone should be healthy (although quarantine impacted things this year) and every player has had an equal chance to prepare in the best possible way during the off-season.

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But Djokovic’s off-season work is clearly putting him ahead of the rest. He hasn’t just won the Australian Open in recent years, he has completely made it his own.

He has won all nine Australian Open finals he has been in and in his last five he has only dropped three sets – two of which were against Dominic Thiem last year. This year he overcame the adversity of an abdominal injury in the third round to produce some of his best tennis in the latter stages of the tournament, arguably saving the best for the final when he destroyed Daniil Medvedev.

As Eurosport pundit Mats Wilander put it, Djokovic has made Rod Laver Arena his “living room”.

“When you watch Novak play at the Australian Open, it looks as difficult to beat him here as it does to beat Rafa Nadal at Roland-Garros. The last two matches were faultless – he just didn’t make any mistakes in the semi-finals or the final.

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Rafael Nadal’s message to Tiger Woods after car accident



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Woods’ official Twitter account made it known on social media: “We thank everyone for the enormous support and messages received in this difficult period. As previously reported, Tiger was involved in a car accident with his car in California this morning.

He underwent a long surgery on his right leg and side after being transported to the hospital.”

Rafael Nadal’s message to Tiger Woods
Further below we read: “At the moment he is awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room.

We thank the wonderful doctors and staff of Harbor UCLA Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Fire Department. Your support and your help has been incredible.” Taking up these words, ATP number 2 Rafael Nadal wrote: “When I heard about the news, I was really worried.

I am happy to know that you are fine. Get back to health soon, my friend!”

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‘Without Roger Federer’s patience…’, says famous trainer



After more than a year of inactivity, Roger Federer will return to play a tournament on 8 March in Doha. The Swiss maestro last played an official match at the 2020 Australian Open, when he was defeated in three sets with Novak Djokovic (later winner of the tournament).

Many questions that arise spontaneously to millions of fans around the world, above all “Will he be able to get back competitive?” His former coach, Heinz Gunthardt, told him about the matter. “It will be one of the greatest challenges ever seen in the world of sport.

There is no doubt. A couple of things have to be fine. He has to move well, he has to build a little confidence with the pitch and with the game, as well as with his body. Playing at a high level right away? Possible, but the first thing to do will be to serve well.

Of course, though, he won’t be used to the game, but that’s not the biggest problem. The focus will be on how well he can move. Why not, he could even win Wimbledon maybe. Why don’t fans have to be optimistic about his return? There is much more to be curious than pessimistic about his condition.”

While speaking with Rene Stauffer, Pierre Paganini made a startling revelation, explaining how Federer’s body has suffered significant degradation during this period – which is in sharp contrast to its condition during his 2016 injury hiatus.

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“Without Roger Federer’s patience, the guillotine would have fallen long ago,” Pierre Paganini stated. “He depends on it (passion), and so do we! When a player who’s almost 40 has to do exercises that a 70-year-old can do without any problems, and is happy that it gets better every day – if that’s not passion (then what is).”

Paganini further revealed that Roger Federer’s participation at the Dubai Open is not yet a guarantee, as was previously believed to be. “At the moment it is only clear that he is playing Doha, then we’ll see,” Paganini revealed.

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Novak Djokovic: ‘I once showed my son Stefan who Rafael Nadal is’



Novak Djokovic attended an event held by his endorsement Asics, shoe producer, on Saturday in Shanghai, China, and the interviewers showed him a photo featuring him and his son Stefan staying on a bench together looking at something on the Wimbledon practice courts.

That was actually a very funny moment. ‘I was showing him (Rafael) Nadal, who was playing two courts away because he doesn’t know anybody from tennis but he knows Nadal because I explained him, This is the guy who hits the ball very very hard.

When he sees him, he says, Oh, you are the guy who hits the ball very very hard’, said Djokovic. Talking on his comeback, the 31-year-old added: ‘I worked very hard to be able to regain confidence on the court after that I had surgery in February.

It took me several months to be able to get my game together. I have made some compensations with my game especially with my serve, I made certain changes with the racket so it took a little bit of time to get used to the new racket and serve and not to have the elbow disturbing me.

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