Novak Djokovic’s dream of winning 21st Grand Slam shattered

Novak Djokovic’s dream of winning 21st Grand Slam shattered

Highlights

  • Novak Djokovic’s dream of winning all four Grand Slams in one year shattered
  • Daniil Medvedev beat Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the final
  • Novak Djokovic reached the final of the US Open for the 9th time

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Russia’s Daniil Medvedev defeated world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win his maiden Grand Slam title in the men’s singles final at the US Open. At the same time, with this defeat, Novak Djokovic’s dream of winning the 21st Grand Slam was shattered for the time being.

Medvedev won the first Grand Slam and settled for Djokovic
Djokovic, who took to the field hoping to win his 21st Grand Slam title, did not seem to be in his rhythm and lost all three consecutive sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-4). At the same time, this is the first Grand Slam title of 25-year-old Medvedev, who reached the Grand Slam final for the third time. Earlier this year, he also reached the final of the Australian Open where Novak Djokovic stopped him from winning the title. Now in the last Grand Slam of the year, Daniil Medvedev stopped Novak Djokovic from creating history by winning the US Open title. Overall, it can be said that Medvedev settled his account with Djokovic.

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Daniil Medvedev with his first Grand Slam title

…and Djokovic’s dream was shattered
If Novak Djokovic had won this match of the US Open final, he would have become the first player to win the most singles Grand Slam among men, but Daniil Medvedev of Russia broke Djokovic’s dream. Currently, Novak Djokovic is joint first with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal winning 20 Grand Slams each.

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The dream of calendar slam remained unfulfilled

Djokovic had earlier this year won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles. Had he won the US Open, he would have become the player to win all four Grand Slams in a year, that is, to win the Calendar Slam. At present, Rod Laver won all four Grand Slam titles in a year among men. Laver had achieved this feat in 1962 and 1969. At the same time, among women, Steffi Graf made this record in the year 1988.

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Djokovic reached the final of the US Open for the 9th time
The 34-year-old Djokovic reached the finals of the US Open for the 31st time overall. Along with this, he also equaled Roger Federer of Switzerland.

Djokovic defeated Zverev in the semi-finals
Novak defeated Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the semi-finals in a five-set match. With the semi-final win, Djokovic’s winning record this season was 27-0. Medvedev, on the other hand, defeated Canadian Felix Ager Eliasime 6-4, 7-6, 6-2 in the semi-finals to enter the final.

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