In a grand spectacle at Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic firmly etched his name in the tennis annals, overcoming Daniil Medvedev in an electrifying match to match Margaret Court’s iconic 24 Grand Slam record.
- Novak Djokovic defeats Daniil Medvedev with a score of 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3.
- This victory takes Djokovic’s Grand Slam tally to 24, equalling Margaret Court’s record.
- Djokovic is now the oldest US Open men’s winner in the Open Era.
- He becomes the first player to clinch three Grand Slam titles in a single season four times.
Flushing Meadows: On a vibrant Sunday, tennis enthusiasts witnessed history being made. The 36-year-old Serbian tennis maestro, Novak Djokovic, conquered Daniil Medvedev in a match worth every headline. By doing so, he not only equaled the legendary Margaret Court’s Grand Slam record but also reaffirmed his status as one of the tennis greats.
It wasn’t just another win for Djokovic; it was his fourth in ten finals at Flushing Meadows, illustrating a dominant era. Following this glorious victory, and after showcasing exemplary skill in the Australian and French Opens, the Serbian champion is all set to reclaim his throne at the pinnacle of the world rankings.
Sunday’s clash was imbued with undertones of revenge for Djokovic. Memories flooded back to their encounter at the 2021 US Open finals when Medvedev, the Russian titan, thwarted Djokovic’s dreams of a rare calendar Grand Slam.
Flushing Meadows, a witness to many battles, felt an unusual energy. Unlike the women’s final a day prior, which was alive with electric energy, the men’s showdown was met with measured applause, with no discernible bias from the spectators.
The match, as anticipated, showcased relentless rallies and baseline exchanges. Djokovic initiated the onslaught, breaking Medvedev early on, setting a tone that the Russian found challenging to counter.
However, Medvedev wasn’t going down without a fight. He pushed Djokovic to his limits during an exhaustive second set that lasted almost two hours. Despite the valiant effort, he found himself repeatedly denied, notably at a crucial 6-5 juncture that might have turned the tide.
The final set showcased Djokovic’s indomitable spirit and killer instinct. Although Medvedev managed a solitary break, it was Djokovic who had the last laugh, breaking back and holding his serve, culminating in a resounding victory.