‘Today was a masterpiece’ – Coach hails Novak Djokovic after he cements Australian Open legacy

Coach Goran Ivanisevic has described the performance Novak Djokovic produced in the Australian Open final as ‘a masterpiece.’

Djokovic defied both an injury and a surging Daniil Medvedev to win his ninth Australian Open title on Sunday.

Medvedev went into the match on the back of a 20-match winning streak, but he was comprehensively overpowered by the world number one in straight sets.

“Today was just masterpiece,” Ivanisevic told the press of Djokovic. “He showed the world again how great, how big he is as a tennis player.

“This is his tournament. Like Rafa has his French Open, Novak has his Australian Open. Nine times, unbelievable.

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“It just shows you this victory is even sweeter that I know what [injury] he has, I know what kind of emotions and pain he went through in last week, and he wins the tournament. It’s just amazing.

“He knows that this is his court, this is his tournament, and he proved it these two weeks, with injury, with everything, that he is the nine-times Australian Open champion.

“Wow, beating Medvedev like this, unbelievable. Unbelievable performance.”

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