Impressive and untouchable for most of the US Open final, Daniil Medvedev dominated Novak Djokovic in three sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-4) and 2:15 hours of play this Sunday night. Victorious, the Russian won his first Grand Slam title at 25. For the Serbian, the calendar Grand Slam and the record for the number of successes in Majors will wait.
Sensation at Flushing Meadows. While some dreamed of witnessing the advent of Novak Djokovic, then in search of the calendar Grand Slam and the record for Major titles, it was that of Daniil Medvedev, the young tsar, which took place this Sunday. Indeed, in the final of the US Open, the Russian left no chance for the world number one to win almost without trembling in three sets (6-4, 6-4, 6-4) and thus win the first title of his career in Grand Slam. From the start of the match, the native of Moscow showed his ambitions by taking the service of his opponent. Behind, untouchable in service, the number two at ATP managed to keep his lead to take control of this meeting. The second round was almost a cut and paste of the first. If the Serb then got his first break points, he was unable to materialize the five opportunities he had. Quite the opposite of Medvedev, who managed to break again on his third attempt, at 2-2. Always so impressive on his faceoffs, the Russian continued his momentum to lead two sets to nothing. Manhandled in this way, the native of Belgrade had already experienced such a situation at Roland Garros before overthrowing Stefanos Tsitsipas, unable to stop the return of his opponent. On the Arthur-Ashe court, the world number two did not let his chance pass and hit the nail on the head. By not wasting two break points, the latter took off definitively this Sunday to lead 4-0. A few games later, when it came to concluding at 5-2, the Muscovite finally faltered in the face of the pressure of such an event. Despite a match point, the latter finally cracked and lost one of his breaks in advance. With in particular three double faults in this game, he offered a reprieve then to Djokovic. If the Serbian took the opportunity to return to 5-4, he then could not achieve an incredible comeback. On his second opportunity, Medvedev recovered well and also added faults from the world number one to overcome them in 2h15 of play.
He did the impossible. pic.twitter.com/XUQNQsSy57
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US OPEN (New York, United States, Grand Slam, hard outside, € 45,000,000)
Title holder: Dominic Thiem (AUT)
Medvedev (RUS, n°2) Djokovic bat (SER, n°1) : 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Djokovic (SER, n°1) bat A.Zverev (ALL, n°4) : 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Medvedev (RUS, n°2) bat Auger-Aliassime (CAN, n°12) : 6-4, 7-5, 6-2