Sinner turned the primary Australian champion for a decade to not be named Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal or Roger Federer within the first males’s title conflict at Rod Laver Enviornment since 2005 to not characteristic any of the “Huge Three”.
Italian Sinner had dominated the match en path to the ultimate, with a thumping victory over holder Djokovic within the semi-finals to finish the Serbian’s lengthy reign.
Third seed Medvedev got here into the competition as the primary man since Pete Sampras virtually three a long time in the past to achieve the ultimate after a number of comebacks from two units down and he made a quick begin to ease by way of the opening set with a double break.
It was solely the third and fourth instances that the in-form Sinner had dropped his serve within the match and the 22-year-old gave the impression to be troubled by the flat trajectory of his opponent’s pictures early within the contest.
Medvedev’s solely earlier loss in 51 Grand Slam matches on hardcourts after successful the opening set got here at Melbourne Park within the 2022 title conflict towards Nadal and the 27-year-old Russian nicknamed the “Octopus” quickly received one tentacle on the trophy.
After losing 4 alternatives to interrupt within the second recreation, which had 5 deuces and lasted almost 12 minutes, Medvedev, who additionally misplaced the 2021 last to Djokovic, received his nostril in entrance 3-1 on his approach to wrapping up the second set as Sinner’s hopes of responding light with the setting solar.
Fourth seed Sinner grabbed a break again and almost received one other late within the second set as Medvedev confirmed some indicators of frailty after greater than 20 hours on courtroom earlier than Sunday however the Russian pushed himself on.
Sinner missed a simple forehand go on the web after a 31-shot rally within the tenth recreation of the third set however shrugged it off to interrupt Medvedev and win the set, starting his comeback within the conflict which all of the sudden had a unique really feel to it.
The Italian saved a breakpoint at 3-3 in a tense fourth set with an enormous ace and pounced on Medvedev’s serve once more late on to stage the match at two units apiece earlier than an important break for a 4-2 lead within the decider put him on track for victory.
He celebrated by dropping to his again on the blue courtroom earlier than climbing into the stands to embrace his group.