Simply THE BEST! Brilliant Nole has made history again!
Novak Djokovic won his 24th Grand Slam singles title on Sunday, beating no.3 seed Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the US Open Men’s final.
For the first set and a half, it seemed Nole was in control, but the 2021 titlist put up a great fight against the Serb in the second set to force a tie-breaker. Despite showing signs of fatigue, the second seed won a gruelling 104-minute set, in which he had saved a set point before taking a two-set lead inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Loss of the second set appeared to dispirit Medvedev’s hopes. Djokovic brought his very best in the crucial moments and surged to the victory after three hours and 17 minutes.
With the triumph, Nole tied Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam singles trophies in tennis history.
“To make history of this sport is just something truly remarkable and special,” Djokovic said during the trophy ceremony. “In every possible way, in every possible meaning of the word special. It’s hard to describe in words. I had the childhood dream when I was seven, eight. I wanted to become the best player in the world and win the Wimbledon trophy. That was the only thing I wanted. But then I started to dream new dreams and set new objectives, new goals. I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams.”
Match statistics: aces (4-6), double faults (6-6), winners (38-32), unforced errors (35-39), total points won (118-97).
Novak will reclaim no.1 in the ATP Rankings on Monday, September 11, for a record-extending 390th week.
Djokovic will lead the national team of Serbia at the 2023 Davis Cup Finals Group Stage which takes place from 12-17 September (Valencia, Spain).
The Belgrade native will team up with Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic, Dusan Lajovic and Hamad Medjedovic as the 2010 champions bid to secure place at the Final 8 in Malaga in November.
Serbia have been drawn in group C along with Spain (3), the Czech Republic and South Korea.