Daniil Medvedev vs. Novak Djokovic - 2021 Australian Open Men's Singles Final
Sunday, February 21st 2021
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Novak Djokovic (1) meets Daniil Medvedev (4) in the Final of the 2021 Australian Open on Sunday, February 21st 2021.
The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here, and we are surely going to get one of the most exciting Australian Open Finals in years due to these two hard-courts experts battling it out. But who will come out on top?
Novak Djokovic, you can say, had a much easier draw on his side with his only real threat being Alexander Zverev, however, he did show a lot of determination to battle through his injury which hurt his game for a couple matches in week one. Djokovic is undefeated when going into an Australian Open Final, with his record standing at 8-0, however, as the great Rod Laver always said, your game is at its weakest and most vulnerable when you are on top. Djokovic has a lot to lose here, and I am sure he will need to bring his a much higher standard than he has all tournament here if he wants to keep his record here undefeated.
Daniil Medvedev has been on a roll since October, winning his last 20 matches in a row, 12 of which have come against top 10 players. Medvedev has been the man to beat here and has only lost 2 sets in one match, where he let his guard down after being 2-0 up. However, since then, Medvedev has put his foot down in every occasion, and has beaten the likes of Andrey Rublev and Stefanos Tsitsipas in easy straight sets. Medvedev is entering his second Grand Slam Final, and I am sure he is ready to take this match in his hands.
This is going to be the 8th meeting between both players, with Novak Djokovic leading the head to head 4-3. Although the head to head is in Djokovic's favour, Medvedev has won 3 our of their last 4 meetings, showing that he clearly has a hold of the Djokovic game. Medvedev is in much better form, and I think that it is time that the new guns start taking over the Men's tour (at least on every other surface other than clay where Rafael Nadal will continue to dominate for years). Expect a very wary Djokovic performance who knows he has a lot to lose, and he has not been playing at his best. This is Medvedev's time, Daniil Medvedev to win his first Grand Slam title.