Andy Murray was not shocked that Novak Djokovic gained his ninth Australian Open crown on Sunday and mentioned that the ‘younger weapons’ on the boys’s tour haven’t closed the hole on the ‘Large 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 gained 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’s on his recreation and extremely motivated,” mentioned Murray, who pulled out of the match after he was unable to discover a “workable quarantine” following a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at.
“It’s totally different standing to return or to serve in a Grand Slam ultimate, than a quarter-final or a semi-final, if you find yourself arising in opposition to somebody who’s gained 17 of them.
“It’s fairly intimidating and youthful guys haven’t proven that they’re significantly shut.”
The 33-year-old Briton, a three-time Grand Slam winner, mentioned he didn’t watch a lot of the match as a result of disappointment of lacking out.
“I watched little or no, I wished to be there and it was a battle,” he mentioned. “I ended following all of the tennis gamers I observe on social media as a result of I simply actually didn’t wish to see it.”