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Monday, 17 May 2021
Djokovic's 18th major crown placed him within striking distance of the men's record of 20, jointly held by Nadal, who lost in the quarter-finals, and Federer, who was absent through injury
Djokovic says his focus now is the Slams, where he wants to shine
The world number one's 7-5 6-2 6-2 triumph under the lights at Rod Laver Arena secured his 18th Grand Slam title, bringing him within tantalising reach of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal's all-time record of 20
Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to win record-Extending Ninth Australian Open Tennis Title
Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev to win record-Extending Ninth Australian Open Tennis Title
Third seed Osaka played some way short of her best tennis but it was more than enough as she clinched six straight games to take the first set and stormed to a 4-0 lead in the second
Naomi Osaka gave Jennifer Brady a lesson in Grand Slam tennis as she cruised to a 6-4 6-3 win to claim her second Australian Open title on Saturday
Osaka's victory over the 22nd-seeded American at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese her fourth major crown
The tournament has charted a rocky path through the COVID-19 pandemic and a snap five-day lockdown due to a local outbreak robbed it of much of its vitality
The 39-year-old's Grand Slam tally is second only to the 24 held by Australia's Margaret Court, including 13 won in the pre-1968 amateur era
A seven-time Olympian and one of just two women in Suga's cabinet, Hashimoto has been among the frontrunners for the Tokyo 2020 job since Mori stepped down last week
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