MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic continues to creep closer to the all-time men’s record for Grand Slams.

The top-seeded Djokovic came away with his 18th slam and ninth Australian Open crown with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory over fourth seed Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic used superb serving, his usual relentless returning and baseline excellence to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch before ending Medvedev’s 20-match winning streak.

It’s the third consecutive Australian Open trophy for the 33-year-old Serbian and sixth in the last 10 major tournaments overall. He is within two of the men’s record of 20 slams shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

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