Daniil Medvedev wins the US Open, Novad Djokovic says goodbye to the Grand Slam. The 25-year-old Russian, number 2 in the ranking, triumphs in the final by beating the Serbian 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in 2h15 ‘. Medvedev, in his 13th career title, wins his first Grand Slam tournament after losing the Australian Open final this year. Djokovic fails the assault on the Grand Slam. The 34-year-old champion from Belgrade – winner this year in Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon – collapses in New York: the fourth major of the season does not arrive and fades the 21st title into a Grand Slam.
Djokovic goes down in a challenge conditioned by an avalanche of gratuitous errors: 38 unforced errors, a rarity for the number 1 in the world. The Serbian does not sting and scores the only break when he is 2-5 in the third set: too little and too late. The Grand Slam remains a mirage for Nole, who aimed to match Rod Laver’s feat twice in 1962 and 1969.
Medvedev, the first tennis player of the new generation to hit a major, is the third Russian player to take home a Grand Slam trophy: Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin succeeded before him.