(Reuters) – Andy Murray was not shocked that Novak Djokovic received his ninth Australian Open crown on Sunday and stated that the ‘younger weapons’ on the boys’s tour haven’t closed the hole on the ‘Massive Three’.
Daniil Medvedev reached the ultimate in Melbourne on the again of a 20-match successful streak however was overwhelmed in straight units by Djokovic, who clinched his 18th Grand Slam crown.
The Serb’s triumph means 15 of the final 16 majors have been received by Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal.
“I anticipated the ultimate to be nearer, however I additionally know the way good Novak is there and when he is on his recreation and extremely motivated,” stated Murray, who pulled out of the event after he was unable to discover a “workable quarantine” following a optimistic COVID-19 check.
“It is completely different standing to return or to serve in a Grand Slam closing, than a quarter-final or a semi-final, if you end up developing in opposition to somebody who’s received 17 of them.
“It is fairly intimidating and youthful guys haven’t proven that they’re notably shut.”
The 33-year-old Briton, a three-time Grand Slam winner, stated he didn’t watch a lot of the event as a result of disappointment of lacking out.
“I watched little or no, I wished to be there and it was a wrestle,” he stated. “I finished following all of the tennis gamers I comply with on social media as a result of I simply actually did not wish to see it.”
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Peter Rutherford)