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Daniil Medvedev reflects on Australian Open final loss as Jannik Sinner claims Grand Slam title

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev sets new record for time on court during Australian Open despite losing final to Jannik Sinner.

Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev may have lost the Australian Open final to Jannik Sinner, but he is choosing to focus on the positives. Despite the defeat, Medvedev managed to set a new record for the total time on court during a single Grand Slam tournament. His time on court at the Australian Open amounted to a staggering 24 hours and 17 minutes, surpassing the previous record held by Carlos Alcaraz.

The final match against Jannik Sinner was a thrilling one, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats. Medvedev surrendered a two-set lead to Sinner, who staged a comeback to claim his first Grand Slam title and become the youngest winner in a men's final since Novak Djokovic in 2008.

Medvedev's journey to the final was marked by tenacity and endurance, evident in the record-breaking time he spent on court. This final marked Medvedev's fifth in majors, with only one win at the U.S. Open in 2021, and it was his third loss in an Australian Open final. The Russian player became the only player in the Open era to lose two major finals after being two sets up, having previously lost the 2022 Australian Open final to Rafael Nadal.

Despite the defeat, Medvedev is maintaining a positive mentality and is focusing on future tournaments. While acknowledging the possibility of disappointment, he expressed determination to improve his game and aim for victory in the upcoming Grand Slams. As the world of tennis looks ahead to the next major tournament, all eyes will be on Medvedev to see whether he can turn his record-breaking resilience into Grand Slam victories.

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