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In a stunning display of talent and tenacity, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic (36) claimed his 24th Grand Slam title on Sunday, defeating Russian player Daniil Medvedev in a dramatic U.S. Open men’s singles final.
Even though the match was decided in straight sets, Djokovic beat Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Sunday night at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City.
Djokovic’s victory over Medvedev is not just another Grand Slam win; it is a historic achievement. By claiming his 24th Grand Slam title, Djokovic surpasses the previous record held by Serena Williams, solidifying his status as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. This milestone is even more significant considering that Djokovic achieved it in the Open era, which began in 1968.
“To make the history of this sport is something truly remarkable and special,” Djokovic said during the trophy ceremony. “I never imagined that I would be here talking about 24 Slams. I never thought that would be the reality, but the last couple of years I felt I have a chance, I have a shot at history—and why not grab it if it’s presented.”
“It obviously means the world to me,” he added.
Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) was excluded from the US Open for the last two years because he refused to participate in a human experiment.
Today, he won the US Open for the fourth time – his 24th Grand Slam victory overall.
The fact that Moderna was the main sponsor of this… pic.twitter.com/yPTnSGkYGN
— Dr. Simon Goddek (@goddeketal) September 11, 2023
From the US Open:
In a roller-coaster match, Djokovic went from clinical to clinging on as he battled through fatigue and saved a set point in a 104-minute second set. After fighting off Medvedev’s first two break points of the match, Djokovic brought his very best in the tiebreak—in which he lost three lung-busting, extended rallies but won a fourth to spark the three-point run that snatched the set.
There was an entirely different feel in set three, as Djokovic emerged fresher with the title in sight. He broke in
Source: The Gateway Pundit