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Novak Djokovic won his third consecutive and ninth overall Australian Open on Sunday after defeating Daniil Medvedev, who was on a 20-match winning streak, in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The 33-year-old Serbian has never lost a finals match in Melbourne in his storied career. He’s appeared in the tournament 17 times now, coming away with the trophy more than half the time. The win also marks Djokovic’s 18th Grand Slam title overall — he has five Wimbledon championships, three U.S. Open titles, and one French Open victory — putting him two shy of his longtime rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who are tied for the most all time at 20. Djokovic is younger than both of them and appears to be in a solid position to make a run at the record. [ESPN]

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