US Open: Novak Djokovic loses to Daniil Medvedev in New York

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev is simply the second first-time males’s Grand Slam champion since 2014, following Dominic Thiem’s win in New York final 12 months

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev received his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic’s hopes of finishing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open remaining.

Second seed Medvedev, 25, misplaced his two earlier Grand Slam finals however was composed all through a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.

World primary Djokovic had already received the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this 12 months.

The 34-year-old Serb was additionally chasing a report twenty first Grand Slam males’s title.

Victory would have moved him away from rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal within the battle to complete with probably the most males’s majors, but it surely was the potential calendar Grand Slam which Djokovic had mentioned can be the “best achievement” of his profession.

Maybe burdened by the load of historical past, Djokovic appeared subdued all through as he made a excessive variety of uncharacteristic errors and likewise turned tearful in the direction of the top.

He additionally appeared approach in need of his standard bodily capabilities.

To place these elements down as the only real causes for Medvedev’s success can be fully mistaken.

The Russian performed well and confidently, drawing the errors out of his opponent with sturdy serving and ending factors with exact winners, as he avenged a straight-set defeat by Djokovic in February’s Australian Open remaining.

There was a slight wobble as he tried to serve out for the title – three double faults helped Djokovic nick again a break for 5-3 – earlier than Medvedev composed himself to take his third championship level.

After sharing a heat hug with Djokovic on the web, Medvedev broke out in a broad smile earlier than sitting again in his chair to ponder lastly successful the primary Grand Slam title which he has lengthy threatened.

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