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12:00 AM, February 23, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 23, 2021

‘Sublime 9, a statement to young guns’

Novak Djokovic's "unbelievable" performance to win his ninth Australian Open final was a statement to the young guns looking to break the stranglehold of the "Big Three" on Grand Slam titles, according to seven-times major winner Mats Wilander. Arguments over which of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal or Djokovic are the greatest men's champion of all time might rage long after they hang up their rackets, but at Melbourne Park's Rod Laver Arena the Serbian is in a class of his own.

"It was an unbelievable performance," Swede Wilander told Eurosport.  "That's a huge statement to (the next generation), to us, to the whole world. Novak is just so complete these days, he can hit those little drop shots, he can come to the net, he's got choices."

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