Australian Open final: Will we see the fall of a big one?

The final between Djokovic and Medvedev could surprise us.

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

The Australian Open final will be played between Novak Djokovic and the young Daniil Medvedev. Photos: IG-djokernole, IG-medwed33

LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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This Sunday, after almost a month of the best professional tennis, we will finally see the final of the Australian Open. This will be played between Novak Djokovic and the young Daniil Medvedev, 25 years old. It is a true miracle that we can see these finals since the Open was plagued with problems due to the coronavirus. Despite this, it seems that the finals will go smoothly.

And, as is common in the tennis world in recent years, if the favorite to win everything is not Rafael Nadal, it is Novak Djokovic. Not only is the Serbian number 1 in the world, but he also holds one of the most impressive records at the Australian Open, with a 91% win rate.

In addition to this, Djokovic has never lost in an Australian Open final, so Medvedev faces a daunting task if he wants to prevent the Serb from winning his ninth at Melbourne Park.

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However, this does not mean that young Medvedev should be ruled out of the competition. Daniil has not lost a game since November last year and is the fourth player in the world, according to the FedEx ATP Rankings. During this period of time, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, he has beaten every other member of the top 10, except Roger Federer.

The Russian humbly commented in an interview that he is perfectly aware that he is coming into this game as the challenger to prove himself. “We have always had tough games physically and mentally. And he is one of the best tennis players in the history of tennis, "he added.

To all these, what do we think? The truth is that Djokovic comes with a considerable advantage, but considering the resounding defeat of Serena Williams by Naomi Osaka on the female side, the winds of change may have reached the world of tennis. Djokovic is eight years older than his rival and has suffered an abdominal wound for almost every final round of the Open. Yes, he is the best in the world, but you cannot say exactly that he is in his best shape.

We may have a surprise this Sunday. If so, an era could be ending for the tennis world.