The 34-year-old Djokovic could win the calendar Grand Slam as the first tennis player in 52 years and the third in history. So far, only in 1938, the American Don Budge and twice the Australian Rod Laver in 1962 and 1969. He also came to watch the final match, he wanted to be the first to shake a Serb’s hand if Djokovic succeeded. But this plan did not work.
At the US Open, Djokovic sought a fourth triumph. Overall, he advanced to the 31st Grand Slam final and equaled Roger Federer’s record, with which he and Rafael Nadal also share a record with 20 Grand Slam titles. Because he did not manage the final, he remains on the same goal.
Touched Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic after losing the US Open final.
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Russian tennis player Medvedev started the match better. He served well and in addition in the first game he took the service of the famous Serb. The deployed two benefited from the cannon serve and collected fifties without the slightest problem, Djoker was not entitled to even think about the chance to take back the lost serve. So it was no wonder that Medvedev controlled the first set with a ratio of 6: 4.
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The second set had already offered ttocha a different spectacle. The possibility of breaks was on both sides. But he was the only one used. In the fifth game, Medvěděv broke the opponent’s serve and immediately confirmed the break with a clean game. The Russian was confident, not afraid to take risks, and was rewarded with important points. He often encouraged himself with a clenched fist and celebrated success. Djokovic tried everything possible, but at the moment the opponent found the answer to practically everything the Serb played.
Although the fans enthusiastically applauded during the great exchanges, they also often shook their heads at the resultant dominance of the Russian player. Such a course of the finals was probably not expected even by the greatest optimist in the Medvedev camp. He won the service of Djokovic twice at the start of the third set, on the contrary, he himself was still sure of the service, which meant his lead 4: 0.
Clenched fist of Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev after one of the successful strokes in the US Open final.
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The Serb responded with a clean game and reduced to 1: 4, then lost 2: 5. At that moment, he managed to pump up the spectators when he won the opponent’s service for the first time in the final. Manko then shrank to a single game and the audience was boiling. She felt a chance that the final match could be extended. Fans and Djokovic looked forward in vain. The Russian did not allow any further complications and finished the finals during the service. After the match, he collapsed on the court and with his tongue out enjoyed winning the grand slam tournament.
“I’m nervous, I’m experiencing it for the first time in my life. In addition, I have to apologize to Novak, we all know what he was talking about in the final,” he said on the podium, where the finalists received trophies. He then paid a huge tribute to Djokovic. “I haven’t told anyone yet, but you are Novak’s best player in tennis history,” added Rus, also thanking the fans and his team.
Winner of US Open tennis Daniil Medvedev from Russia / right) and Serb Novak Djokovic.
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He then had special thanks for his wife. He wanted to give you a present in New York, and now he succeeded. “I knew I had to win the final match,” the tennis player smiled.
Djokovic felt the audience’s applause on the stage and tears glistened in his eyes. “I have to congratulate Daniil in the beginning. He played an amazing final and the whole US Open. If anyone deserved the triumph, it was him,” the Serb said, saying that his winners still had a great career and lots of victories.
The moved Djoker thanked the fans. “It didn’t turn out the way I wanted in the finals. But thanks to you, I feel best in New York now. I’ve never felt so good here before. I love you, I’ll see you again soon,” he added.
Stosur won the doubles after 16 years
Tennis player Samantha Stosur won her second US Open doubles title after 16 years. The 37-year-old Australian, who won the doubles competition in Flushing Meadows in 2005, triumphed alongside Chang Shui, a six-year-old Chinese woman.
Stosur and Chang Chai, who have already won the 2019 Australian Open together, defeated the second triumph of teenagers in New York. In today’s final, they beat 6: 3, 3: 6, 6: 3 with 17-year-old Cori Gauff and 19-year-old Catherine McNally. The young Americans thus failed to build on the sensational victory of 18-year-old Emmy Raducanu in singles.
Exactly ten years ago, Stosur won a single competition at the US Open and achieved the greatest success of her career. In total, the Brisbane native has eight Grand Slam cups in her collection today: one in singles, four in women’s doubles and three in the mix.
Handicapped tennis players completed the Golden Slam
Australian Dylan Alcott and Dutchman Diede de Groot became the first handicapped tennis players to win the so-called Golden Slam at the US Open today. This year, the world number one wheelchair user has won all four grand slam tournaments and the singles at the Paralympic tournament in Tokyo.
Alcott and De Groot completed a unique success today with two hundred wins in the New York final. “It wasn’t possible for a long time because there was no singles competition at Wimbledon. It’s been played there for a while now and it’s amazing to see that the tour is becoming more and more professional,” said De Groot.
The only person to reach the Golden Slam so far was Steffi Graf. The German tennis player won all four grand slams and the 1988 Olympic tournament in Seoul.
Novak Djokovic had a chance at the Golden Slam this year until the Tokyo Games, who triumphed at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. In Japan, the Serbian tennis player was eliminated in the semifinals with the German Alexander Zverev, however, at the US Open he is also striving for the highly valued calendar Grand Slam.
|US OPEN (hard surface, $ 57.5 million grant)|
|Men’s Singles Final|
|Djokovic (1-Srb.) – Medvedev (2-Rus) 4: 6, 4: 6, 4: 6
|Women’s Doubles Final:|
|Stosur, Chang Shui (14-Austr./China) – McNally, Gauff (11-USA) 6: 3, 3: 6, 6: 3|