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This Australian Open was just what Novak Djokovic needed

Novak Djokovic's win over Daniil Medvedev did much more than tighten the race for the most men's major titles; it also put a full stop on a wretched 12 months for Djokovic, on and off the court.

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Djokovic dominates Medvedev for ninth Australian Open title

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MEN'S FINAL: REACTION & ANALYSIS

Daniil Medvedev, 'Next Gen' still playing catch-up with Djokovic and Big Three

Daniil Medvedev's straight-set loss Sunday was emblematic of the next generation's continued struggles against Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, especially in Grand Slam finals.

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Medvedev: The big three are the cyborgs of tennis

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Djokovic: The 'three knights' will continue to race till the end

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OSAKA WINS AUSSIE OPEN

Naomi Osaka shows she's on top of the world with fourth Grand Slam title

The 23-year-old star solidified her status as the face - and voice - of women's tennis during her Australian Open run

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Osaka dominates Brady to clinch second Australian Open title

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'Incredible': Reaction to Naomi Osaka's straight-sets Slam win over Jennifer Brady

There's little doubt Naomi Osaka is the new queen of women's hardcourt tennis and social media was full of praise after her crushing Australian Open win over Jennifer Brady.

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SERENA WILLIAMS

Serena's latest loss sparks more questions about her future, but not about her legacy

Naomi Osaka spoke for so many of us when she said she wanted Serena Williams to "play forever." Forever won't happen, but there is still no doubt tennis is better because of Williams, as evidenced in part by Osaka herself.

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Serena tears up, walks out of presser after loss to Osaka

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Why Stephen A. believes Serena is contemplating retirement

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