US Open: Djokovic Loses To Medvedev

Posted on September 13, 2021

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

Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win.

World number one Djokovic had already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year.

The 34-year-old Serb was also chasing a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title.

Victory would have moved him clear of rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the battle to finish with the most men’s majors, but it was the potential calendar Grand Slam which Djokovic had said would be the “greatest achievement” of his career.

Perhaps burdened by the weight of history, Djokovic looked subdued throughout as he made a high number of uncharacteristic errors.

He also looked way short of his usual physical capabilities.

To put those factors down as the sole reasons for Medvedev’s success would be completely wrong.

The Russian played smartly and confidently, drawing the errors out of his opponent with strong serving and finishing points with precise winners, as he avenged a straight-set defeat by Djokovic in February’s Australian Open final.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Despite the rowdiness and hostile environment around Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, the venue of... Continue
MultiChoice is excited to welcome the third set of passionate young film creatives comprising... Continue
Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic’s hopes... Continue
The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of a Grade ‘A’ Security Company in... Continue
MICHAEL AKINOLA Barely a week after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA intercepted... Continue
The ÌYÁL’Ọ́JÀ Playbook, an academic approach to the immortalization of a worthy Lagos amazon,... Continue
KINGSLEY UBANI  The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Uche Ekwunife, PhD, Sunday, September... Continue
Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, has... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE A 30-year old man, Olalekan Thompson Olusunbomi, has landed in big trouble... Continue
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of ColdHubs, a Nigerian business that provides solar-powered, walk-in... Continue
The Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ijesha North, Rt. Revd. Dr. Isaac Oluyamo,... Continue

Nigeria @60

Twitter

Sponsored

Access Bank