The way he ended in 2018, the Serbian Novak Djokovic started 2019: in a big way; and with a great physical display and a powerful serve he imposed on the Spanish Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, and 6-3 in the Australian Open final.
Nole gave the Spaniard no respite, to the point of not surrendering a single service, and ended up taking his fifteenth Grand Slam trophy and third in a row to give a sign that he is in excellent conditions, that the injuries were behind and that he will be one of those who dominates tennis in the coming years.
This coincided with a day in which Nadal failed to live up to the expectations, but even on his best day, it would have cost him to beat the Serbian.
Only two hours and a fraction were enough for Djokovic, who has been in the world number one position since the end of last year, to finish the duel that establishes him as the maximum winner in Australia, leaving behind the six titles obtained by Roy Emerson and Roger Federer.
Naomi Osaka also repeats title in a major
In the female branch, the Japanese Naomi Osaka won in three tight sets to the Czech Petra Kvitova, with markers of 7-6, 5-7, and 6-4, for a second consecutive Grand Slam title.
As she did it in the US Open, the Japanese used all the available resources of her game to prevail on a rival who knew how to make it difficult, to the point of saving four match points before giving in to the new champion.
Osaka, aged 21, adds her second Grand Slam trophy, in this case consecutively, and assumes the world number one position, opening the year 2019 in a big way.