Novak Djokovic put on a masterclass in power and precision to overwhelm Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final and clinch his 18th Grand Slam title.

The match had all the hallmarks of a classic, in particular after a stunning opening set from both men, but the Serb World number one soon put his foot down and raced to a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 win in less than two hours.

Victory secures a record-extending ninth Australian Open title for Djokovic, who is now just two Grand Slams behind the all-time record of 20 jointly held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.