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World number one and 2019 men’s Australian Open top-seed Novak Djokovic further cemented his position as the world’s best player and all-time great by thrashing second seed and closest rival Rafa Nadal in yesterday’s final 6-3 6-2 6-3. Djokovic now holds the record for most Australian Open titles with seven and it was also his fifteenth Grand Slam title win in total, which puts him third on the all-time list, one ahead of Sampras, two behind Nadal on seventeen and five behind Federer on twenty.

It’s fair to say Djokovic will come close to surpassing Nadal and Federer in the all-time Grand Slam title list as Djokovic is playing the best tennis of his career at present, he should be able to maintain this level for three to four years at least, barring any serious injuries, Federer and Nadal are more likely to retire earlier which would leave Djokovic well clear at the top of the men’s game and finally, none of the NextGen and/or more experienced older stars look like they can match Djokovic now or over the next few years at Slam level.

Just a reminder there’s no ATP tennis on this week and I’ll be back as usual a week today for the start of the Golden Clay swing in South America and European Indoor swing.

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