Winning the Australian Open final, as well as earning Djokovic his 18th Grand Slam title and a $ 2,750,000 cash prize (2,270,000 euros), allows him to maintain the wide distance that he has in the world number one over his pursuers. The Serbian's victory against Medvedev means that the Russian cannot surpass Rafa Nadal in the ranking, who has been in the top-2 for 1,350 days, since June 12, 2017.
The Muscovite, whose top until now was four, will start third for the first time in his career, ahead of Austrian Dominic Thiem, which now becomes fourth, while Roger Federer retains fifth place.
|1.||Novak Djokovic (Ser)||12,030|
|3.||Daniil Medvedev (Rus)||9,735|
|Four.||Dominic Thiem (Aut)||9,125|
|5.||Roger Federer (Sui)||6,630|
|6.||Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre)||6,595|
|7.||Alexander Zverev (Ale)||5,615|
|8.||Andrey Rublev (Rus)||4,609|
|9.||Diego Schwartzman (Arg)||3,480|
|10.||Matteo Berrettini (Ita)||3,480|
Djokovic, with 12,030 points, has secured number one for a while. In fact, on March 8 he will break the record for weeks at the top of the table with 311, above the 310 held by Federer. Nadal is far away, with 9,850, and is close to Medvedev, who leaves Melbourne with 9,735. The fight between the three will continue in the tournaments in Rotterdam, Dubai and Miami.