20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is completely locked in and focused on his US Open final clash versus Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, will have a chance to write tennis history on Sunday and he is well aware of what's at stake.
If Djokovic beats Medvedev, he will capture a record 21st Grand Slam title and become the first player since 1969 to win all four Majors in the same year. "I said it on the court. I'm going to treat this match as it's my last one because it's arguably the most important one of my career maybe.
Maybe not, I don't know. But of this year, for sure," Djokovic noted.
Medvedev a familiar opponent to Djokovic
Earlier this year, Djokovic and Medvedev clashed in the Australian Open final. Djokovic had no problems against Medvedev, beating the Russian in straight sets.
Medvedev is determined to finally capture his maiden Grand Slam title but beating Djokovic is easier said than done. Djokovic saw off Medvedev in the Australian Open but he insists he won't be taking the Russian for granted since he expects the world No.
2 to be much wiser this time. "It's going to be a battle against another guy who has been in tremendous form, Medvedev. He's won a lot of matches on hard court so far. We played earlier this year in Australian Open finals.
I know what's expecting me," Djokovic said. "He's already had couple of Grand Slam finals behind him. I think experience-wise it's different for him know. I'm sure he's going to give it all to win it, to win his first slam.
"On the other side, I'll be giving it all I possibly got in the tank to win this match. I'm focusing on recovery, recalibrating all the systems basically for Sunday. I'm not going to waste time or energy on anything that can just be a distraction and deplete me from the vital energy that I need for Sunday."