US Open 2023 Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beats Daniil Medvedev, wins 24th Grand Slam title

Read Sportstar’s highlights of the US Open 2023 men’s singles final in which Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Updated : Sep 11, 2023 07:32 IST

Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) celebrates with the trophy after winning the US Open beside runner-up Russia's Daniil Medvedev (left) in New York.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) celebrates with the trophy after winning the US Open beside runner-up Russia's Daniil Medvedev (left) in New York. | Photo Credit: REUTERS
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic (right) celebrates with the trophy after winning the US Open beside runner-up Russia's Daniil Medvedev (left) in New York. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the US Open 2023 men’s singles final in which Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(5). Djokovic grabbed his fourth US Open title and equalled Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slams. This was Nihit Sachdeva taking you through the action as it unfolded at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

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  • September 11, 2023 05:59
    That’s it from New York. What’s next?

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    When will Australian Open 2024 be played?

    The 2024 Australian Open, first Major of the next season, will be held at Melbourne Park from January 15 to 28 where Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka will be the defending champions.

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  • September 11, 2023 05:52
    A familiar name is back on the US Open trophy

    List of US Open men’s singles champions in Open era: Djokovic becomes oldest winner with 2023 title

    Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 to become the US Open 2023 champion on Sunday while clinching his fourth title in New York and equalling Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slams.

  • September 11, 2023 05:39
    One for the history books

    List of records Djokovic set by beating Medvedev to win US Open 2023 title

    Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Sunday to win his 24th Major title, equalling Margaret Court’s all-time record. He also set various other Open era records.

  • September 11, 2023 05:36
    Your 2023 US Open men’s champion - Novak Djokovic
  • September 11, 2023 05:25
    Djokovic’s speech

    On equalling Margaret Court’s record of 24 Slams: “It obviously means the world to me.”

    Djokovic thanks his parent: “We had to live and overcome two wars. My parents have sacrificed a lot for me to play. I want to thank them.”

    “To all of you, this trophy is as much mine as it is yours. I love you.”

    Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant: “Kobe was a close friend, we chatted a lot about the ‘winners’ mentality’, when I was struggling with the injury, trying to make my comeback to the top of the game... He was always there for any kind of advice. What happened a few years ago hurt me deeply, so I felt it could be a nice symbolic thing to acknowledge him and his legacy.”

    2003 champion Andy Roddick presents the winner’s trophy to Djokovic.

  • September 11, 2023 05:18
    PRESENTATION CEREMONY UNDERWAY

    First up, runner-up Daniil Medvedev.

    Medvedev jokes, “First of all I want to ask Novak, what are you still doing here? C’mon. ... I feel like I have not a bad career and I have 20 titles. You have 24 Grand Slams. Wow.”

    On the rivalry with Djokovic: “From one side i can say, & really I find this amazing, I beat Novak in a Grand Slam final ... At the same time, if he and Rafa didn’t exist? I played five finals and I only won one.”

    Medvedev receives the runner-up trophy.

  • September 11, 2023 05:13
    And there is Grand Slam No. 24

    Novak Djokovic equals Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slams and celebrates by wearing a special t-shirt with the No. 24 on it along with the face of Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players in history who used to have 24 as his jersey number.

  • September 11, 2023 05:02
    Djokovic beats Medvedev 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 to win his 24th Grand Slam title

    Djokovic serving for the title. Medvedev hits a stunning crosscourt forehand pass on the wide serve from Djokovic.

    Djokovic wins the next with a volley and the one after that as well when Medvedev overcooks a forehand return. Djokovic up 30-15.

    Double fault from Djokovic: 30-all.

    Medvedev hits a backhand long after a lengthy rally and that gives Djokovic his first championship point.

    Medvedev nets a forehand and that’s it. Djokovic wins the title!

  • September 11, 2023 04:58
    THIRD SET: Djokovic 5-3 Medvedev*

    Medvedev serving to stay in the final. Djokovic wins the opening exchange with a gorgeous drop shot.

    Djokovic moves 30-0 up as Medvedev nets a backhand down the line.

    Big T serve from Medvedev to win the next point and make it 15-30. Medvedev hits a great forehand crosscourt to make it tough for Djokovic to volley and it is 30-all.

    Medvedev up 40-30 as he brings Djokovic in with a drop shot before hitting the volley into the open court. Medvedev holds to ask Djokovic the question of serving it out for the championship.

  • September 11, 2023 04:53
    THIRD SET: Djokovic* 5-2

    S & V from Djokovic to win the opening point. Djokovic gets the short ball and hits a crisp forehand winner in the deuce court to go 30-0 up.

    Love hold for Djokovic. He is one game away from the title.

  • September 11, 2023 04:51
    THIRD SET: Djokovic 4-2 Medvedev*

    Medvedev moves up 30-0 but it soon turns to 30-all as he commits a double fault.

    Djokovic opens the court with a couple of crosscourt backhands before hitting the winning shot down the line to go 40-30 up and earn a break point.

    Medvedev nets a backhand and Djokovic breaks again!

  • September 11, 2023 04:46
    THIRD SET: Djokovic* 3-2 Medvedev

    Two forehand errors from Djokovic and he is down 15-30. Djokovic commits a double fault and Medvedev has a chance to break back immediately as he is up 40-15.

    And Djokovic hits a crosscourt backhand wide to lose his advantage. Back on serve!

  • September 11, 2023 04:41
    THIRD SET: Djokovic 3-1 Medvedev*

    Medvedev comes up with a drop shot and Djokovic does not have the strength to fetch it - 15-all.

    Crosscourt forehand from Medvedev goes wide and Djokovic is up 30-15.

    Two break points for Djokovic as Medvedev hits a forehand wide. Loose game from the Russian so far and this could be the final nail in the coffin.

    Medvedev overhits a backhand down the line and Djokovic gets the break!

  • September 11, 2023 04:35
    THIRD SET: Djokovic* 2-1 Medvedev

    Medvedev slips after hitting the forehand return to the drop shot from Djokovic. No worries though - 15-0 to the Serbian.

    Djokovic hits a forehand in the next exchange which misses the line by a whisker - 15-all.

    Djokovic overcooks a backhand and it is 30-all now. Can Medvedev make something out of this situation?

    Wide serve from Djokovic and Medvedev hits the forehand long - 40-30 to Djokovic.

    Djokovic holds.

  • September 11, 2023 04:33
    THIRD SET: Djokovic 1-1 Medvedev*

    Medvedev begins with a love hold. No drop in his level despite losing a gruelling second set.

  • September 11, 2023 04:29
    THIRD SET: Djokovic* 1-0 Medvedev

    Djokovic serves first in the third set. A mountain to climb for Medvedev from here.

    Clean start from the Serbian as he races to a 40-0 lead. He wastes first game point with a wayward backhand but closes it with a big T serve soon.

  • September 11, 2023 04:24
    MEDICAL TIMEOUT: Medvedev

    Medvedev receives some treatment on his left arm while Djokovic has gone off court probably for a toilet-break and a kit change.

  • September 11, 2023 04:10
    SECOND SET TIEBREAKER: Djokovic wins second set 7-6(5)

    Medvedev serves first and wins the opening point with a crosscourt forehand - 1-0. Djokovic nets a backhand crosscourt and hands over the mini-break advantage to Medvedev who goes up 2-0. Djokovic opens his account but Medvedev has a slight advantage - 2-1.

    Medvedev moves up to 3-1 after a tired Djokovic hits a forehand return long. Wide serve from Medvedev, Djokovic makes the forehand return and the Russian nets the next forehand to lose his advantage - 3-2.

    Djokovic levels it at 3-all after Medvedev does not make a clean connection on the T serve. Change of ends.

    Serve-and-volley from Djokovic to take a 4-3 lead. Pressure on Medvedev now. Djokovic sends a forehand down-the-line long and it is 4-4 now.

    Unbelievable point from both the players, Djokovic kept defending before hitting a brilliant drop shot only to see Medvedev get to it and hit an even better backhand drop shot with the Serbian finally sending the return wide. Medvedev leads 5-4.

    A flurry of crosscourt backhand shots from Djokovic and eventually, he draws the error from the Russian - 5-all.

    Wide serve into the deuce court from Djokovic, Medvedev sends the forehand return well wide and that brings up a set point for Djokovic at 6-5.

    And Medvedev nets a backhand which gives the second set to Djokovic: 7-6(5)

  • September 11, 2023 03:57
    SECOND SET: Djokovic* 6-6 Medvedev

    Djokovic serving to stay in the set again. Djokovic goes for the drop shot early into the rally, Medvedev gets to it, Djokovic lobs but the Russian comes up with a great overhead smash this time to go 15-0 up.

    Overcooked backhand return from Medvedev makes it 15-all. Crosscourt forehand return from Medvedev on a second serve goes wide and Djokovic moves to 30-15.

    Double fault from Djokovic: 30-all.

    S & V from Djokovic this time to go 40-30 up. Clutch.

    Follows it up with another double fault and it is a deuce game now. Medvedev comes up with a deep backhand return down the line, Djokovic is late in getting to it and that gives Medvedev a set point.

    S & V from Djokovic, Medvedev gets to it and hits the backhand crosscourt return which is covered by another volley from Djokovic into the open court - deuce.

    Medvedev loses a 23-shot rally by netting a sliced forehand return. Game point for Djokovic. But he nets a backhand while going for a winner down the line in the deuce court and that keeps the game going.

    Wide serve from Djokovic and Medvedev nets the forehand return. Another chance for Djokovic to close the game.

    And he fails again as he hits a horrible drop shot - deuce again.

    Djokovic follows the same tactice, wide serve in the deuce court, and Medvedev fails to make the forehand return land in yet again. Djokovic finds a big T serve this time and Medvedev nets the forehand return.

    Onto the tiebreaker and this is Djokovic’s territory.

  • September 11, 2023 03:51
    SECOND SET: Djokovic 5-6 Medvedev*

    Djokovic gets to 30-all on Medvedev’s serve. Djokovic hits a great crosscourt drop shot but Medvedev gets to it and hits a backhand down the line before finishing the point with a forehand in the ad court to go 40-30 up. That was a tough shot for the Russian.

    Medvedev misses the chance to close the game as he gets to the drop shot from Djokovic yet again but the overhead is within Djokovic’s reach who hits a forehand pass to win the 26-shot exchange.

    Medvedev finds the big first serve down the T to earn another game point and this time, he converts. Medvedev guarantees himself a tiebreaker.

  • September 11, 2023 03:42
    SECOND SET: Djokovic* 5-5 Medvedev

    Djokovic serving to stay in the set. Medvedev wins another gruelling exchange by drawing a backhand error from Djokovic who is not moving that well at the moment.

    Big T serve from Djokovic, Medvedev returns from way behind the baseline and that allows Djokovic to end the point with an easy smash - 15-all.

    Medvedev tries to close the net and hits a volley but Djokovic wins the point with a crosscourt backhand pass to go 30-15 up.

    Djokovic up 40-15. Two game points. Wastes first one by netting a backhand. Gets in a big T serve to close the game.

  • September 11, 2023 03:42
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  • September 11, 2023 03:40
    SECOND SET: Djokovic 4-5 Medvedev*

    Love hold for Medvedev. The Russian keeps the pressure on a tiring Djokovic.

  • September 11, 2023 03:25
    SECOND SET: Djokovic* 4-4 Medvedev

    Djokovic hits a wide serve but this time stays glued to the baseline instead of going for the volley. The Serbian ends up netting the forehand - 15-all.

    Sudden injection of pace from Djokovic with a crosscourt forehand and Medvedev nets the forehand in response - Djokovic up 30-15. Medvedev nets a backhand and Djokovic has a chance to close the game easily.

    The Serbian is showing signs of fatigue but Medvedev has not been able to make use of that.

    Double fault from Djokovic, first of the match, and the score is 40-30. Djokovic forced to engage in a long rally and tries to get away with a drop shot but the ball has too much on it which allows Medvedev to rush in and hit a forehand winner down the line - deuce.

    Second serve, 88mph, from Djokovic and Medvedev hits a crosscourt forehand wide. Big miss. However, double fault from Djokovic keeps the deuce game going.

    A forehand error each from Medvedev and Djokovic - deuce again.

    Djokovic, clearly exhausted, tries the drop shot again, Medvedev gets to it and hits a crosscourt return, Djokovic hits a lob and Medvedev hits an easy overhead smash to earn a break point. Big chance for him.

    Wide serve in the ad court from Djokovic who then rushes in for the volley, Medvedev hits a backhand pass but Djokovic covers it with a crosscourt half-volley drop shot to save the break point - deuce.

    A backhand volley of the highest quality from Djokovic to earn a game point. And Djokovic does hold.

  • September 11, 2023 03:13
    SECOND SET: Djokovic 3-4 Medvedev*

    Djokovic wins the opening exchange with a sublime drop shot. However, Medvedev recovers well to avoid any sort of pressure this time and go 40-15 up.

    Djokovic hits a backhand return which just catches the baseline and as a result, Medvedve nets the forehand. A backhand error from Medvedev and it will be another deuce game.

    Chance for Djokovic to break as Medvedev hits a crosscourt backhand wide. Medvedev saves it with a wide serve followed by a forehand volley.

    Wow! Djokovic nets a routine backhand down the line at the end of a long rally. He hasn’t missed much tonight. Medvedev with a game point.

    Medvedev wins a 31-shot rally which ends with Djokovic netting a backhand slice and dropping on his back. Djokovic keeps the deuce game going with a backhand winner in the ad court after forcing Medvedev to fetch a ball wide in the other corner.

    Djokovic mishits a backhand return and Medvedev follows it up by hitting an ace to close the game.

  • September 11, 2023 03:10
    SECOND SET: Djokovic* 3-3 Medvedev

    Djokovic up 40-0 on his serve in no time. Closes the game with an ace. Solid.

  • September 11, 2023 03:05
    SECOND SET: Djokovic 2-3 Medvedev*

    Medvedev loses the opening point of this service game with a crosscourt forehand going wide. Medvedev down 0-30 after he overcooks a backhand. Pressure on the Russian again.

    Great wide serve in the deuce court to make it 15-30. And it is 30-all after Djokovic overhits a backhand.

    Ace wide into the deuce court. Medvedev up 40-30. Follows it up with a T ace. Hold serve.

  • September 11, 2023 03:00
    SECOND SET: Djokovic* 2-2 Medvedev

    Djokovic serves. Hasn’t faced a break yet in this match.

    Medvedev tries the drop shot again, this time it goes over the net but Djokovic gets to it and chips it back over the net again before eventually winning the exchange as Medvedev hits the backhand no-look volley wide - 30-0.

    Wide serve in the deuce court, Medvedev nets the forehand return - 40-0.

    S & V from Djokovic for a love hold.

  • September 11, 2023 02:53
    SECOND SET: Djokovic 1-2 Medvedev*

    Big T serve for a service winner from Medvedev. Brilliant backhand service return down the line from Djokovic to get the upper hand in the rally and he deservingly wins the point with an overhead smash - Medvedev up 30-15.

    Backhand slice from Medvedev goes wide and now it is 30-all. Medvedev’s serve under pressure yet again.

    And he produces another bullet down the T to draw a heavy return and moves to 40-30 but follows it up with an overcooked backhand - the Russian will have to get out of another deuce game.

    Big wide serve in the deuce court from Medvedev does the job. Chance to close the game now. And he does that with a wide serve in the ad court.

  • September 11, 2023 02:53
    SECOND SET: Djokovic* 1-1 Medvedev

    Djokovic serves. The Serbian gets to Medvedev’s forehand down the line in a long rally with a brilliant backhand get, the Russian is forced to hit another shot and hits the backhand crosscourt wide.

    Love hold for Djokovic. Comfortable.

  • September 11, 2023 02:43
    SECOND SET: Djokovic 0-1 Medvedev*

    Medvedev serving first in the second set. Djokovic goes for the kill straight away as he takes the Russian to deuce in the opening game.

    Double fault from Medvedev, second of the game.

    Medvedev somehow manages to close the game. Dropping serve here could have been damaging for the Russian’s title hopes.

  • September 11, 2023 02:42
    Tough task for Medvedev from here
  • September 11, 2023 02:33
    FIRST SET: Djokovic* 6-3 Medvedev

    Djokovic doing the S & V again and wins the first point as he serves for the opening set.

    Unforced error from the Serbian - a loose crosscourt backhand finds the net - 15-all.

    Another wide serve in the deuce court from Djokovic and Medvedev nets the crosscourt forehand return. Djokovic up 30-15.

    Djokovic earns two more set points as he draws a heavy backhand return from Medvedev at the end of another long rally.

    Medvedev sends a backhand return long and that’s it. Djokovic wins the opening set 6-3.

  • September 11, 2023 02:26
    FIRST SET: Djokovic 5-3 Medvedev*

    Medvedev serving to stay in the set. Wide second serve in the deuce court from the Russian and Djokovic comes up with a brilliant crosscourt forehand return winner.

    Double fault for Medvedev and he is down 0-30.

    Big second serve, wide into the deuce court, and this time the forehand return from Djokovic goes long. Medvedev makes it 30-all with an inch-perfect backhand winner down the line.

    Set point for Djokovic at 40-30 as Medvedev sends a crosscourt backhand wide.

    Chip forehand return from Djokovic on a T serve, Medvedev hits an inside-out forehand and Djokovic hits a backhand return that goes wide - deuce.

    T serve from Medvedev, Djokovic manages to make the backhand return but ends up netting a backhand, going for a down the line winner.

    Medvedev commits a double fault and wastes the opportunity to close the game.

    Drop shot from Medvedev does not cross the net and here comes another set point for Djokovic.

    Medvedev saves it as he sets the point with a good first serve and ends with an overhead smash.

    Medvedev manages to hold serve. He asks the question of serving it out.

  • September 11, 2023 02:21
    FIRST SET: Djokovic* 5-2 Medvedev

    T serve followed by a forehand winner in the ad court - Djokovic up 30-15. Crosscourt forehand return from Medvedev goes wide in the next exchange and Djokovic moves to 40-15.

    Djokovic wastes first game point as he overhits a crosscourt forehand shot.

    Djokovic closes the game after another long rally which included a lot of crosscourt backhand shots from both players before the Serbian finally got a short ball and hit a forehand winner down the line in the deuce court.

  • September 11, 2023 02:17
    FIRST SET: Djokovic 4-2 Medvedev*

    Medvedev fires a 120mph T ace. Loses the next point with a crosscourt backhand as tries to go for the line.

    Djokovic with an unforced error - a forehand gone long.

    Medvedev with another T ace makes it 40-15. Two game points.

    One goes away as the Russian hits a crosscourt forehand wide but he converts the second one as Djokovic, once again, sends a forehand return which lands beyond the baseline.

  • September 11, 2023 02:08
    FIRST SET: Djokovic* 4-1 Medvedev

    Djokovic tries to outsmart Medvedev as he sees the Russian move to the ad corner and goes for the backhand in the deuce corner. However, the Serbian ends up sending the shot wide - 0-15.

    Longest rally of the match - 36 shots - and Medvedev wins the exchange as Djokovic nets the backhand down the line. This looks set to be a slugfest. Medvedev up 30-15.

    Serve and volley from Djokovic after that long rally, Medvedev gets to the first volley but there was no chance he could have reached for the second one - 30-all.

    Another wide serve into the deuce court from Djokovic followed by a simple forehand volley in the open court - 40-30.

    Medvedev takes it to deuce with a backhand winner down the line in the deuce court.

    Medvedev way behind the baseline and that helps Djokovic this time as he puts the pressure on the Russian before finishing the point with a smash.

    Medvedev nets a forehand return and Djokovic manages to close the game.

  • September 11, 2023 02:04
    FIRST SET: Djokovic 3-1 Medvedev*

    Medvedev wins first point on his serve after Djokovic nets a forehand return - 15-0.

    Great defending from Medvedev to track back on a defensive lob from Djokovic and hit a forehand with his body almost mid-air to keep the rally going and it works as the Serbian hits the following forehand return long - 30-all.

    Medvedev on the board after he draws a backhand error from the Serbian.

  • September 11, 2023 01:59
    FIRST SET: Djokovic* 3-0 Medvedev

    Medvedev reads the Djokovic drop shot, reaches in time to hit a crosscourt backhand pass.

    Djokovic tries the serve and volley tactic but Medvedev shows amazing court coverage once again to rush in and hit a crosscourt forehand pass - 30-0 to the Russian.

    Solid response from Djokovic to come back and win the next three points. Chance to close the game. Finishes it with an ace. Djokovic consolidates the break.

  • September 11, 2023 01:57
    FIRST SET: Djokovic 2-0 Medvedev*

    The Russian is in trouble as he nets a backhand and commits a double fault to go 0-30 down.

    Djokovic with a glorious forehand winner down the line goes 40-0 up.

    Djokovic gets the break as Medvedev sends a crosscourt forehand long.

  • September 11, 2023 01:50
    FIRST SET: Djokovic* 1-0 Medvedev

    Djokovic to serve first in the final. The Serbian begins with a fault. Manages to get the second serve in and it results in a 20-shot rally with Medvedev hitting a forehand down the line wide. That should set the tone for the match.

    Another long rally (23 shots) and Djokovic comes out on top again, this time with a backhand winner down the line - 30-15

    Djokovic goes for the same shot in the same rally and it is long - 30-all.

    A 124mph T ace from Djokovic. Followed by another one to close the game.

  • September 11, 2023 01:46
    Conditions for the match

    The final is going to be played with the roof closed. The temperatures in the US have been ridiculously high in the past few days.

  • September 11, 2023 01:40
    Time for live action!

    Both players make their way to the court. First up, third seed and 2021 champion Daniil Medvedev followed by three-time winner and second seed Novak Djokovic.

  • September 11, 2023 01:30
    No lack of experience on either side tonight
  • September 11, 2023 01:28
    Daniil Medvedev in Grand Slam finals

    2022 Australian Open: Lost 6-2, 7-6(5), 4-6, 4-6, 5-7 to Rafael Nadal

    2021 US Open: Beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

    2021 Australian Open: Lost 5-7, 2-6, 2-6 to Novak Djokovic

    2019 US Open: Lost 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 4-6 to Rafael Nadal

  • September 11, 2023 01:16
    Novak Djokovic in US Open finals so far

    2021: Lost 4-6, 4-6, 4-6 to Daniil Medvedev

    2018: Beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3

    2016: Lost 7-6(1), 4-6, 5-7, 3-6 to Stan Wawrinka

    2015: Beat Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

    2013: Lost 2-6, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6 to Rafael Nadal

    2012: Lost 6-7(10), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6 to Andy Murray

    2011: Beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-1

    2010: Lost 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 2-6 to Rafael Nadal

    2007: Lost 6-7(4), 6-7(2), 4-6 to Roger Federer

  • September 11, 2023 01:09
    What Medvedev thinks he needs to do to beat Djokovic

    “Djokovic is always better than previous time he plays. For example, I beat him in the US Open final, he beat me in Bercy in a great match. Carlos beat him at Wimbledon, he beat him in Cincinnati. Novak is going to be his best version on Sunday, and I have to be the best-ever version of myself if I want to try to beat him.”

  • September 11, 2023 01:05
    Djokovic’s thoughts before the final

    “Every time in a Grand Slam final it’s another shot for history; I’m aware of it, and of course I’m very proud of it. But I don’t have much time nor do I allow myself to reflect on these things or think about the history too much, because when I did that in the past, like, ‘21 finals here, I was maybe overwhelmed with the occasion and the opportunity and I underperformed. So I don’t want this to happen again, and I’ll try to, you know, just focus on what needs to be done and tactically prepare myself for that match.”

  • September 11, 2023 00:58
    Only one title yet to be decided at Flushing Meadows this year

    Men’s Singles: ?

    Women’s Singles: Coco Gauff

    Men’s Doubles: Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury

    Women’s Doubles: Gabriela Dabrowski and Laura Siegemund

    Mixed Doubles: Anna Danilina and Harri Heliovaara

  • September 11, 2023 00:50
    JUST IN: Dabrowski-Routliffe pair wins women’s doubles title

    The Canadian-Kiwi duo of Gabriela Dabrowski clinches the women’s doubles crown with a 7-6(9), 6-3 win over German-Russian pair of Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva.

  • September 11, 2023 00:45
    If Medvedev wins today

    1 - Medvedev becomes the first player to beat the No. 1 and 2 seeds en route to the US Open title since 1975 when No. 3 Manuel Orantes beat No. 2 Vilas in the semifinals and No. 1 Connors in the final.

  • September 11, 2023 00:41
    If Djokovic wins today

    24 - Djokovic equals Margaret Court’s all-time record of most Majors won by a player in singles.

    36 - At the age of 36, Djokovic will be the oldest man to win US Open in the Open Era, surpassing Ken Rosewall (35), who won the 1970 edition.

    3 - Djokovic wins three Major titles (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) in a season, a feat which he will achieve a record fourth time in his career.

  • September 11, 2023 00:34
    Who will get his name engraved on the trophy once again tonight?

    From Arthur Ashe to Carlos Alcaraz: US Open men’s singles champions in Open era

    Since the beginning of the Open era (1968), 30 different men have won the singles title at US Open with American’s Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors, and Switzerland’s Roger Federer lifting the winner’s trophy a record five times each.

  • September 11, 2023 00:25
    Head-to-head Record

    Played: 14 | Djokovic: 9 | Medvedev: 5

    2023 Dubai, Semifinals: Medvedev won 6-4, 6-4

    2023 Adelaide, Semifinals: Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4

    2022 ATP Finals, Round Robin: Djokovic won 6-3, 6-7(5), 7-6(2)

    2022 Astana, Semifinals: Djokovic won 4-6, 7-6(6), retd.

    2021 Paris, Final: Djokovic won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

    2021 US Open, Final: Medvedev won 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

    2021 Australian Open, Final: Djokovic won 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

    2020 ATP Finals, Round Robin: Medvedev won 6-3, 6-3

    2020 ATP Cup, Semifinals: Djokovic won 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

    2019 Cincinnati, Semifinals: Medvedev won 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

    2019 Monte Carlo, Quarterfinals: Medvedev won 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

    2019 Australian Open, Round of 16: Djokovic won 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-3

    2017 Eastbourne, Semifinal: Djokovic won 6-4, 6-4

    2017 Davis Cup, Round Robin: Djokovic won 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 1-0, retd.

  • September 11, 2023 00:19
    Road to the final for Medvedev

    Semifinal: 7-6(3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 against Carlos Alcaraz (Spain)

    Quarterfinal: 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 against Andrey Rublev (Russia)

    Round of 16: 2-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 against Alex de Minaur (Australia)

    Round of 32: 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(6) against Sebastian Baez (Argentina)

    Round of 64: 6-2, 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-2 against Christopher O’Connell (Australia)

    Round of 128: 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 against Attila Balazs (Hungary)

  • September 11, 2023 00:14
    Road to the final for Djokovic

    Semifinal: 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(4) against Ben Shelton (USA)

    Quarterfinal: 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 against Taylor Fritz (USA)

    Round of 16: 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 against Borna Gojo (Croatia)

    Round of 32: 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 against Laslo Djere (Serbia)

    Round of 64: 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 against Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Spain)

    Round of 128: 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 against Alexandre Muller (France)

  • September 11, 2023 00:09
    PREVIEW

    Novak Djokovic against Daniil Medvedev in the U.S. Open men’s final may not have been the showdown fans were dreaming of but it could still bring the Grand Slam season to a spellbinding conclusion.

    For weeks the tennis world was buzzing about seeing the red hot rivalry between Djokovic and holder Carlos Alcaraz in the Flushing Meadows final until Medvedev played the spoiler with a brilliant 7-6(3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal win over the Spaniard.

    The final contest also comes with some spicy sub plots as Djokovic hunts a fourth U.S. Open that would see him equal Margaret Court’s record haul of 24 Grand Slams and, along with it, a good measure of revenge against Medvedev.

    On Sunday the Serb will look across the net at the same man standing between him and history as he did two years ago.

    The last time Djokovic and Medvedev clashed at the U.S. Open was in the 2021 final, when the Russian captured his only major so far and denied the Serb a rare calendar Grand Slam.

  • September 11, 2023 00:05
    Where to watch the US Open final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev?

    The US Open final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev is scheduled to start at 1:30 AM IST and will be telecast on Sony Sports Network while the live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.

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