Daniil Medvedev received the US Open up and prevented Novak Djokovic’s finish triumph at this year’s Grand Slam tournaments. The 25-year-previous Russian tennis player defeated the planet amount 1 in New York 6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 4 on Sunday (neighborhood time) and gained the first Grand Slam title of his occupation.
Djokovic missed the Grand Slam by wins in the big four in a calendar yr thanks to the shockingly substantial reduction. The past time Australian Rod Laver managed to do this was in 1969.
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The 34-calendar year-old Serbian also has to share the report for the most significant titles with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. All a few are 20. Earth range two Medvedev had lost the remaining at the 2019 US Open and in January at the Australian Open up.
As in the former spherical, Djokovic missing the first established once more, but the truth that he had to give up his initial provider match to Medvedev was unusual and, in hindsight, a clue. Just after just 36 minutes, Djokovic returned in sets : 1 towards an opponent who had it all below regulate.
Even three split balls for Djokovic and the Serbian’s shameless spectators at the get started of the next round failed to trouble his 25-yr-previous opponent. Irrespective of what Djokovic did, the 1.98-meter-tall Medvedev was agile adequate and superior adequate to react in way too quite a few conditions. Soon after 90 minutes of profitable the 2nd established, two extra breaks in the third set last but not least paved the way to victory. (dpa)
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