Historical past wasn’t meant to be made Sunday.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic – in his quest to interrupt the all-time Grand Slam document and win a calendar Grand Slam – fell within the males’s remaining of the US Open, with No. 2 Daniil Medvedev successful in straight units, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
It was simply the fourth US Open males’s remaining between the highest two seeds of final the 25 years, nevertheless it wasn’t the barn-burner – or the consequence – many anticipated, as Medvedev grabbed the momentum within the first set and by no means relinquished it.
It was solely the sixth lack of the season for Djokovic – together with the Olympics – and Medvedev put an finish to Djokovic’s streak of 27 consecutive victories in Grand Slam matches.
If Djokovic had gained Sunday, he would have turn into the primary man to win a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver achieved the feat in 1969.
With the loss, the 34-year-old Serbian famous person stays tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the all-time lead in Grand Slam victories at 20.
Djokovic seemed something however himself in Sunday’s match and the stats inform that story.
Medvedev had 16 aces to Djokovic’s six, and Medvedev additionally transformed 4 of his eight break possibilities. Djokovic broke Medvedev simply as soon as.
Medvedev additionally had 38 winners and 31 unforced errors, in comparison with Djokovic’s 27 winners and 38 unforced errors.
After the match, a tearful Djokovic congratulated Medvedev on “a tremendous match and a tremendous event.”
“You are one of many biggest guys on the tour,” Djokovic mentioned to Medvedev. “… I want you a lot extra Grand Slams.”
The win gave the 25-year-old Medvedev his first Grand Slam title, after falling to Djokovic in straight units within the 2021 Australian Open males’s remaining earlier