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2021 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic[1] defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final, 7–5, 6–2, 6–2,[2] to claim his record extending ninth Australian Open Men's Singles tennis title, and his 18th major singles title overall.[3] With his fourth round win against Milos Raonic, Djokovic joined Roger Federer as only the second male player to win 300 or more matches in Grand Slam singles competitions.[4][5] Federer's withdrawal meant that this was his first time since 1999 not to feature in the tournament.

Aslan Karatsev became the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Vladimir Voltchkov in the 2000 Wimbledon Championships, and the first since Bob Giltinan in December 1977 to do so at the Australian Open.[6] He is also the lowest-ranked player to reach a semifinal since Goran Ivanišević (ranked 125) at Wimbledon 2001, the lowest ranked to do so at the Australian Open since Patrick McEnroe (also ranked 114) in 1991, and the first male player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era on their main draw debut.[7]

This is the first Grand Slam in the Open Era to feature three Russian men in the quarterfinals, that being Karatsev, Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. Medvedev went on to become the first Russian man to reach an Australian Open final since Marat Safin in 2005.

Seeds[edit source | edit]

All seedings per ATP rankings.[8]

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Template:Seeds Spain Rafael Nadal (Quarterfinals) Template:Seeds Template:Country data AUT Dominic Thiem (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Russia Daniil Medvedev (Final) Template:Seeds Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas (Semifinals) Template:Seeds Germany Alexander Zverev (Quarterfinals) Template:Seeds Russia Andrey Rublev (Quarterfinals) Template:Seeds Argentina Diego Schwartzman (Third round) Template:Seeds Italy Matteo Berrettini (Fourth round, withdrew) Template:Seeds France Gaël Monfils (First round) Template:Seeds Canada Denis Shapovalov (Third round) Template:Seeds Spain Roberto Bautista Agut (First round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data BEL David Goffin (First round) Template:Seeds Canada Milos Raonic (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Spain Pablo Carreño Busta (Third round, retired) Template:Seeds Italy Fabio Fognini (Fourth round)

Template:Seeds Switzerland Stan Wawrinka (Second round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data BUL Grigor Dimitrov (Quarterfinals) Template:Seeds Russia Karen Khachanov (Third round) Template:Seeds Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Template:Country data AUS Alex de Minaur (Third round) Template:Seeds Croatia Borna Ćorić (Second round) Template:Seeds Serbia Dušan Lajović (Fourth round) Template:Seeds Norway Casper Ruud (Fourth round, retired) Template:Seeds France Benoît Paire (First round) Template:Seeds Poland Hubert Hurkacz (First round) Template:Seeds United States Taylor Fritz (Third round) Template:Seeds Serbia Filip Krajinović (Third round) Template:Seeds France Ugo Humbert (Second round) Template:Seeds United Kingdom Dan Evans (First round) Template:Seeds Italy Lorenzo Sonego (Second round)

Template:Seeds France Adrian Mannarino (Third round)

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Draw[edit source | edit]

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Finals[edit source | edit]

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Protected ranking[edit source | edit]

Qualifiers[edit source | edit]

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Withdrawals[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Novak Djokovic outlasts Dominic Thiem to win eighth Australian Open crown". Guardian. 2 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  2. "Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim his ninth Australian Open title". The Guardian. 21 February 2021. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  3. "Novak Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open by beating Daniil Medvedev". BBC Sport. 21 February 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  4. "Novak Djokovic Records 300th Grand Slam Match Win, Now For Alexander Zverev At Australian Open | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  5. Matias Grez. "Novak Djokovic becomes just second man in history to reach 300 grand slam wins". CNN. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  6. "Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic beats Aslan Karatsev to reach Melbourne final". BBC Sport. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  7. "World stunned as unknown tennis star secures mind-blowing payday". NewsComAu. 2021-02-16. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  8. "What is the ATP Rankings?". Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  9. "Andy Murray dodges training base Covid scare but injured Kyle Edmund pulls out of Australian Open 2021". inews.co.uk. 10 January 2021.
  10. "Roger Federer's Australian Open withdrawal due to family not injury - Tennis Australia official". Eurosport. 7 January 2021.
  11. "Isner Will Not Play Australian Open: 'It Wasn't An Easy Decision'". ATP Tour. 12 January 2021.

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