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Novak Djokovic wins his ninth Australian Open
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic Credit: Australian Open (Twitter Reproduction)

The Serbian Novak Djokovic won his ninth Australia Open after a 7-5 6-2 6-2 win over Daniil Medvedev in less than two hours Sunday at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

Djokovic celebrated his 18th Grand Slam title, leaving him two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record total of 20 Slam victories.

Rafael Nadal became the fourth player to achieve 1,000 ATP Tour wins, with Paris Masters victory
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal Credit: brett marlow (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The Spanish Rafael Nadal became the fourth tennis player to record 1,000 ATP Tour wins with victory over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez at the Paris Masters. Jimmy Connors leads with 1,274 wins, followed by Roger Federer (1.242) and the Czech Ivan Lendl (1,068).

Nadal turned professional in 2001 and won his first ATP Tour match in 2002 when he defeated Paraguay's Ramon Delgado in the first round of the Mallorca Open.

Rafael Nadal wins the French Open 2020
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal Credit: Roland Garros (Twitter Reproduction)

Rafael Nadal is the French Open 2020 champion after a 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic. The Spanish celebrated his 13th Roland Garros title.

Nadal also equalised Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam men's titles.

Roger Federer will miss the rest of the 2020 season due to setback in recovery from knee injury
Federer at the 2019 Australian Open
Federer at the 2019 Australian Open Credit: JC (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Roger Federer will miss the 2020 tennis season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his knee in February and had to undergo a second procedure.

Over Twitter, Federer wrote: "I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season."

Federer tops the list of world's highest-paid athletes
Roger Federer
Roger Federer Credit: Tatiana (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Tennis icon Roger Federer tops the "World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes" list by Forbes, after earning $106.3 million - $100 million from endorsements - during the past 12 months.

Following the Swiss tennis player on the top of the list: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr. and LeBron James.