World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia was defeated by second seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the final played late on Sunday night of the US Open. With this, Djokovic’s dream of becoming a calendar slam was also shattered. Djokovic has won all three Grand Slams this year, the French Open, Wimbledon, Australia Open. Had he won the US Open, he would have matched Australia’s Rod Laver. Laver also scored a calendar slam in 1969 and 1962. Germany’s Steffi Graf achieved this feat for the last time among female players in 1988.
In the final, Medvedev won the US Open title by defeating 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in all three sets in a match that lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. Daniil Medvedev after winning said, I want to thank my team, who are watching, my parents, my family, some are here, some are watching. The journey to winning a Slam is not an easy one. I want to thank you for helping me in this journey.
Djokovic did not get ahead of Nadla and Federer. Djokovic
had the chance to win the most Grand Slams, but after the loss to Medvedev, he could not get ahead of Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer. He is currently Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger of Switzerland. On par with Federer. The names of all three are 20-20 Grand Slams.
US Open final to play for 9th time
Djokovic defeated Germany’s Alexey Zverev on Friday to reach the final of US Open. He reached the final of this tournament for the 9th time
. It was the 31st Grand Slam final of his career overall. Djokovic is a three-time US Open champion.
Most Australian Open titles
Djokovic has got the most success in the Australian Open. He has won the men’s singles title at the Australian Open 9 times so far. He has won 6 times at Wimbledon and thrice at the US Open. He has won the fewest titles at the French Open. In Paris, he has been able to become champion twice.
Medvedev won the first Grand Slam
of the season Medvedev ‘s first Grand Slam of the season. However, earlier this year, he had to face defeat against Djokovic in the Australian Open final. He traveled to the quarter-finals at the French Open, while reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon.