Beaten Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev has hailed Novak Djokovic as being one of the "cyborgs of tennis", along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The 33-year-old defended his title yet again with an immense display of serving and counter-punching from the baseline as Medvedev's run of 20 successive wins came to an abrupt end.
It was another remarkable triumph for Djokovic, who has now won a staggering 18 Grand Slam titles and is within just two of the tallies racked up by rivals Federer and Nadal.
In his post-final press conference, the 25-year-old Medvedev was glowing in his praise for Djokovic, who he believes is a "cyborg" of the sport, along with his two legendary rivals.
"I've nothing else to say other than they are undoubtedly, like, I don't think anyone can argue with, the three biggest names in tennis history," Medvedev said.
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"I'm talking only about results. I'm not talking off court, game. I'm talking about results. What they did in tennis is unbelievable for me, like I said last time.
"I'm 25 now. To win nine Australian Opens, I need to win every year until I'm 34. I mean, I believe in myself, but I don't think I'm able to do it. Same with Rafa. I mean, 13 Roland Garros...
We're talking about some Cyborgs of tennis in a good way. They're just unbelievable.
"Every time I go out there, when I say this, I'm not at all when I'm out there thinking about this, thinking, Okay, they are too strong for me.
"I always want to win. I beat some of them in some big tournaments, like London for example. I just need to be better next time in the Grand Slam finals against these two guys or Roger."
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