Novak Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight units on Sunday to win his fourth US Open and a record-equalling twenty fourth Grand Slam singles title, avenging his loss to the Russian within the closing two years in the past. The 36-year-old Djokovic received 6-3, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 to change into the oldest males’s champion in New York within the Open period and match Margaret Courtroom’s all-time mark for many Grand Slam victories. The Serbian is the primary man to win three Grand Slam occasions in the identical season 4 occasions, crowning his impending return to world primary in probably the most becoming of how inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Medvedev defeated Djokovic in straight units within the 2021 closing to forestall the Serbian from turning into the primary man to win all 4 Grand Slams in the identical yr since Rod Laver in 1969.
Djokovic admitted to feeling overwhelmed on that event, however there have been few senses of nerves as he rapidly took command of Sunday’s championship match.
The second seed burst out of the gate with a assured maintain sealed by successive aces and struck on the first alternative, punishing Medvedev for a double-fault to interrupt for a 2-0 lead.
A 3rd ace consolidated his benefit earlier than Medvedev bought on the board within the fourth sport.
The pair traded holds largely untroubled till Djokovic once more put stress on Medvedev because the third seed served down 2-5.
Medvedev dug in to twice stave off set factors, however Djokovic calmly made the set his the next sport.
Medvedev dethroned final yr’s champion Carlos Alcaraz with a “12 out of 10” efficiency within the semi-finals, however he struggled to copy his absolute best constantly in opposition to an imperious Djokovic.
Trying to be the primary participant to beat the highest two seeds en path to the title since 1975, Medvedev as soon as extra repeatedly discovered himself beneath the pump early within the second set.
He was ready to withstand, hitting a sweeping volley to combat off break level as he secured a gutsy maintain for 4-3 earlier than lastly asking questions of Djokovic.
A leaping overhead gave Medvedev his first break likelihood of the competition the very subsequent sport, however Djokovic responded with a superb scoop on the half-volley to reserve it.
Djokovic wobbled serving at 5-6, double-faulting twice as Medvedev introduced up set level. However Djokovic was ready as Medvedev went cross-court, and put away the volley to drive a tie-break.
Medvedev appeared to have the momentum on his facet after successful an astonishing rally to nostril 5-4 forward just for Djokovic to bag the following three factors, snatching a marathon 104-minute second set and shutting in on a historic triumph.
Djokovic sportingly provided to assist Medvedev to his ft after the Russian took a clumsy tumble early within the third set, however there was no such goodwill when two break factors happened quickly after.
Medvedev pumped a backhand lengthy at hand Djokovic a 3-1 benefit. He gave the break straight again, however Medvedev faltered once more and there was no mistake second time round as Djokovic wrapped up the title earlier than the feelings began to pour out.
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