Novak Djokovic emerged victorious in an intense and grueling U.S. Open final on Sunday, pulling out all the stops to defeat Daniel Djokovic 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3. Medvedev.
Don’t be fooled by the straight-set result. It was a close game.
The 36-year-old Serbian star moved one title ahead of Serena Williams to become the first player in the open era of tennis that began in 1968 to amass 24 Grand Slam titles. Margaret Court also amassed 24 Grand Slam titles, but 13 of her trophies were won before professionals were allowed to compete in major tournaments.
In several rounds of the final, tenacity overshadowed individual brilliance, especially in the second set, which lasted 1 hour and 44 minutes. After some of the more grueling matches, Djokovic took a break by kneeling or leaning on his racket.
This time’s dedication to Medvedev, the man who defeated his opponent in the 2021 Flushing Meadows final, prevented him from completing his first Grand Slam in a year in more than half a century and made Djokovic the American The oldest champion in tennis history. This is very professional.
The Serbian is now just one title away from joining Spaniard Rafael Nadal as the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles.