The 2021 Australian Open took place at Melbourne Park, between 8–21 February 2021. It was the 109th edition of the Australian Open, the 53rd in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year. It was originally scheduled for 18–31 January 2021 but was postponed by three weeks to February due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the tournament has reached its end today, I decided to summarize some key moments. So, here is a recap of some key moments from the 2021 Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic managed to defend his title, winning the title for a record-extending ninth time and claims an 18th Grand Slam title. The world no.1 played against Daniil Medvedev, world no.4, winning in just three sets with a score of 7-5 6-2 6-2, in only an hour and 54 minutes. Medvedev, the Russian fourth seed, entered the match on a 20-match win streak but found himself unable to produce the devastating tennis he’d found in recent months. Djokovic, who threatened to withdraw from the tournament due to an abdominal injury sustained in the third round -deserves great credit for his game. This puts Djokovic only two Grand Slams titles away from matching Federer’s and Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.