Jannik Sinner of Italy reacts during the men's singles final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the Australian Open tennis championships at Melbourne Park

Jannik Sinner has won the Australian Open (AP)

Jannick Sinner has won the Australian Open following a brilliant comeback victory over Daniil Medvedev in Melbourne.

Sinner lost the first two sets 6-3 6-3 before winning the next two 6-4 6-4. He then beat Medvedev 6-3 in the final set to win the first Grand Slam of his career.

Medvedev has also become the first men’s player to lose in the Australian Open final on two separate occasions having been two sets up.

The Russian, who won the US Open in 2021, was beaten by Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Australian Open in 2021, he then squandered a two-set lead against Rafael Nadal in the final the following year.

Sinner, meanwhile, faced a tough route to reach Sunday’s final as he beat Novak Djokovic in the semis on Friday.

Djokovic, who has won the Australian Open 10 times during his career, had not lost in Melbourne since 2018, with Sinner ending his 33-game streak.

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