Daniil Medvedev called them the “cyborgs” of tennis. Novak Djokovic himself preferred the “three knights.”
Whatever you want to call them, the big three continue to captivate.
Even in what he described as one of the most “emotionally” challenging tournaments of his career, Djokovic was unfazed as he dismantled Medvedev in straight sets.
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In reality though, this was more than just another Djokovic clinic.
With Medvedev on a 20-match win streak, the Australian Open final had been billed as a “battle of generations” but like so many who came before him, he fell short.
And so the task of usurping the game’s best seemed even more impossible.
“Forget any notion that the…