Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev begin time, tips on how to watch reside stream, head-to-head document

Novak Djokovic, making his case to be thought-about the best participant in tennis historical past, goes for the primary calendar-year males’s singles Grand Slam since 1969 in Monday’s (6am AEST) US Open closing.

The 34-year-old Serbian world primary faces Russia’s second-ranked Daniil Medvedev at Arthur Ashe Stadium within the largest match of a profession that has introduced him 20 Slam trophies.

“I’m going to deal with this match because it’s my final one as a result of it’s arguably a very powerful one in all my profession,” Djokovic stated.

“It’s going to be a battle in opposition to one other man who has been in great type… I do know what’s anticipating me.”

Djokovic will attempt to full the primary sweep of US, Australian and French Open and Wimbledon titles in the identical yr since Rod Laver managed the feat 52 years in the past.

“Pleasure is there,” Djokovic stated. “Motivation is there, certainly. Most likely greater than ever. However I’ve yet one more to go.”

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Australian 83-year-old legend Laver will probably be within the stands to see if Djokovic can end the fourth Slam in males’s historical past after American Don Budge in 1938 and Laver in 1962 and 1969.

“For positive he’s going to really feel the strain a bit of bit about it,” stated Medvedev. “From the opposite facet, that’s what going to make him be even higher in robust moments.” The final singles Slam general was by Steffi Graf in 1988.

Djokovic additionally will probably be chasing his fourth US Open title after 2011, 2015 and 2018.

A victory would give him 21 main titles and for the primary time put him atop the all-time Slams chase, shifting one forward of the document mark he shares with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic, 20-10 in Slam finals, leads Medvedev 5-3 of their profession rivalry. Medvedev, 25, seeks his first Slam title.

“I’m positive he’s going to provide all of it to win his first Slam,” Djokovic stated. “On the opposite facet, I’ll be giving all of it I presumably acquired within the tank to win this match.”

Medvedev, the 2019 US Open runner-up, misplaced his solely different Slam closing to Djokovic in February on the Australian Open.

“I at all times give my finest, however I really feel like I didn’t depart my coronary heart on the courtroom in Melbourne. There was one thing not turning up this match.

“That’s what I’m going to attempt to do on Arthur Ashe. Regardless of the rating, I’m simply going to show up the warmth and attempt to do my finest.”

Russia's Daniil Medvedev.
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.Supply: AFP

Djokovic, the oldest US Open finalist since Andre Agassi at 35 in 2005, could be the oldest US Open champion since Ken Rosewall at 35 in 1970.

Djokovic has gained 27 consecutive Slam matches, three shy of his all-time document streak from 2015 and 2016, when he gained all 4 main titles in a row.

“Most likely all these massive matches I gained, massive titles through the years, have constructed that aura round me that gamers know there’s a never-die spirit with me, particularly after I play Grand Slams,” Djokovic stated. “They know that till the final shot, issues can flip round.”

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev, who beat Djokovic within the Tokyo semi-finals however misplaced to him within the US Open semis, sees Djokovic finishing the Slam.

“It’s nice for the game,” Zverev stated. “No person thought anyone will do it once more, what Rod Laver did. To see him have the prospect on Sunday — I do imagine that he’ll do it — is nice.”

The German fourth seed sides with Djokovic within the biggest of all time query. “If you happen to have a look at the stats, in the event you look the pure recreation of tennis motion, he’s the best of all time. No person is there with him,” Zverev stated.

“Most weeks world primary, most Masters titles, most certainly going to be essentially the most Grand Slams on the finish of the day. And he has the prospect of successful all 4 in the identical yr. How do you compete with that?”

Zverev sees Djokovic doing no matter it takes so as to add to that historical past on Sunday. “He performs the perfect tennis when he must, which a whole lot of gamers don’t. That’s why he’s the world primary,” Zverev stated.

“Mentally he’s the perfect participant to ever play the sport. Mentally, in a very powerful moments, I’d relatively play in opposition to anyone else however him.”

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) v 2-Daniil Medvedev (RUS)

Djokovic leads 5-3

2017 Davis Cup (SRB) Onerous RR Djokovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 1-0, retired

2017 Eastbourne Grass SF Djokovic 6-4, 6-4

2019 Australian Open Onerous R16 Djokovic 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-3

2019 Monte Carlo Clay QF Medvedev 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

2019 Cincinnati Onerous SF Medvedev 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

2020 ATP Cup (AUS) Onerous RR Djokovic 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

2020 ATP Finals (GBR) Onerous RR Medvedev 6-3, 6-3

2021 Australian Open Onerous F Djokovic 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

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