/ 22 February 2021

Another Aussie open grand slammed

Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev in last night’s Australian Open men’s singles final. After a contested first set, the men’s #1 player steamrolled the Russian to take the win 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. It saw Djokovic take his 9th Aussie Open title and 18th major singles title. Not faring so well last night was Tennis Australia chair/Virgin boss Jayne Hrdlicka who was booed by the crowd when she mentioned COVID vaccinations and thanked the Victorian Government… On the women’s side of the draw, Saturday night’s final was won by Naomi Osaka. She took out American Jennifer (‘call me Jenny’…) Brady in straight sets. Post-match, Osaka said her career ambition is to “play long enough to play a girl that said that I was once her favourite player”. And there was some Aussie flavour to the weekend’s finals, but tournament wildcards Sam Stosur and Matt Ebden tasted defeat against Czech Barbora Krejčíková and American Rajeev Ram in the mixed doubles.

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