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"Feeling Like Rafa": Daniil Medvedev Draws Parallels With Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open 2019 Finals Loss – EssentiallySports

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World No.1 Novak Djokovic continued his reign on the Australian Open as he defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight units within the Australian Open 2021 finals. The ultimate was one-sided and opposite to virtually all people’s predictions. Medvedev was outclassed, so the Russian drew similarities with Rafael Nadal’s 2019 closing towards Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic shakes arms with Russia’s Daniil Medvedev after their closing match. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

In his press conference, Medvedev recalled an identical one-sided 2019 Aussie Open closing. There Rafael Nadal was on the receiving finish of Novak Djokovic’s wrath. The match had ended simply after two hours and was the restart of Djokovic’s dominance in Melbourne.

“I watched the ultimate towards Rafa. I believe I’m feeling like Rafa this present day tonight. Yeah, he’s simply enjoying unbelievable right here.”

Daniil Medvedev hails Novak Djokovic because the ‘King of Melbourne’

Djokovic stood at six Australian Open titles in 2019. From then and now he has gained three consecutive titles towards three formidable opponents in Nadal, Thiem, and Medvedev. Seeing this dominance, Medvedev couldn’t resist calling Djokovic the ‘King of Melbourne’.

“For certain, if we are able to say like this, I assume he’s the King of Melbourne, even when I don’t like these phrases. What else can we are saying. He gained right here 9 out of 9 occasions.

Daniil Medvedev reacts throughout his closing match towards Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Medvedev‘s unorthodox model was seen to be an enormous hurdle for Djokovic, however the Serbian eased by the Russian. Medvedev himself had solid a 20-match win-streak and was the important thing favourite to interrupt the Djokovic monopoly at Aussie Open. However the Djokovic juggernaut continued within the finals, and now he’s up 9-Zero within the Aussie Open finals.

Additionally it is to be famous that Djokovic is undefeated in 9 semifinals at Aussie Open. His dominance on the Australian Open is much like Nadal’s on the French Open. Federer, Nadal, Murray all have tried defeating Djokovic within the semifinals and finals however have failed. Medvedev got here in with a variety of promise, however he couldn’t step up on the large closing. Will Djokovic get the 10th title in Melbourne subsequent 12 months?

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