By Mary Cunningham

 Novak Djokovic. the No. 1 player in the world, won his ninth Australian Open title today and 18th Grand Slam overall, dusting No. 4 Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in a final that was surprisingly one-sided.

Djokovic is now within two Grand Slam titles of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who each own 20 men’s singles championships.