In the Australian Open men’s final, there was hope that the glowing form of Russian star Daniil Medvedev could stop the dominant Novak Djokovic freight train

The World No.The 20 consecutive victories of 3 en route to the Grand Slam final had many thought he would be the one who would finally topple one of the ‘Big Three’ in a Grand Slam final – hopes that were quickly nullified in an even sentence

For many, it was further proof that Djokovic was best positioned to outlast long-time rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the battle for the Grand Slam title

Andy Murray, one of only four players outside of the aforementioned “Big Three” to have won a Grand Slam since 2010, said Djokovic’s performance at the Australian Open showed that the next generation could still do that for the Grand Slam success was missing the big game experience required

After missing the Australian Open in January due to a coronavirus diagnosis, Murray couldn’t bear to watch much of the tournament This was his disappointment that he had missed

The final was too tempting to miss, but confirmed to the Scottish star that the gap between Djokovic and the others was huge

“It’s different to return or serve in a Grand Slam final than in a quarter-finals or a semi-final when you face someone who has won 17 of them,” said Murray,

“At the US Open (Dominic) Thiem did what he had to do to win the event, but if Novak hadn’t stuck a ball down the linesman’s throat it would have been the same I think””

Andy Murray has revealed he couldn’t bring himself to watch the Australian Open and stopped following other tennis players on social media after being forced to miss the event with coronavirus

The Former World No.I was unable to travel to Australia due to a premature COVID-19 battle, and while his colleagues were fighting in Melbourne, he was participating in a lower-level tournament in Italy

“It was a struggle, to be honest, I stopped following all the tennis players I follow on social media and so on because I just didn’t really want to see it”

The tournament ended on Sunday in a familiar way Novak Djokovic won a ninth title thanks to a direct win over Daniil Medvedev in the men’s final

It was another blow for the old guard of Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer against the younger generation

“I honestly expected the final to get closer, but I also know how good Novak is there and when he is in his game and obviously highly motivated,” said Murray

“I saw before the final that Medvedev said something along the lines of Novak that put immense pressure on him, which is true

“But these guys have been at the top of the game, they have faced immense pressures throughout their careers and they know how to handle it and do their best when it matters””

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