From one legend to another legend: Martina Navratilova shared glorious words for Novak Djokovic, after the Serb tennis player won the US Open for the fourth time Novak rewrote tennis history at Flushing Meadows, winning his 24h Major after beating Daniil Medvedev in the final with a super performance.
Navratilova wrote on X: "Huge congratulations to @DjokerNole for #24- making history time and time again!!! Bravo!"
Yet another record for Novak Djokovic after his success at the US Open
Headlines upon headlines, stats upon stats, record upon record.
Probably a day and an entire newspaper page would not be enough to list the numbers of a tennis player who, tournament after tournament, is rewriting the history of world tennis. With the success at the US Open in the final against Daniil Medvedev, Novak Djokovic won his 24th major title, equaling Margaret Court as the tennis player with the most slam titles and dedicating this triumph to a dear friend of hers, Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend who tragically died in a plane crash on 26 January 2020.
The Serbian tennis player honored the former basketball player with a celebratory t-shirt with the number 24 (his shirt number at the time of the Los Angeles Lakers) and remembered him with emotion in his speech at the end of the match.
The 6-3 7-6(5) 6-3 victory, in addition to the already announced return to the top of the ATP rankings and first in the race for the ATP Nitto Finals, earned the 36-year-old Serbian a further record, testimony to the absolute domination of Djokovic in important matches.
With his three-set triumph at the US Open, the Serbian became the only player to win three Grand Slam titles in the same season without losing a single set in the final. Djokovic won the first Slam of the year, the Australian Open, winning the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas with a score of 6-3 7-6(4) 7-6(5).
At Roland Garros the opponent changes but not the result: in the final the Serbian faced the Norwegian Casper Ruud, triumphing in 3 hours and 16 minutes with a score of 7-6(1) 6-3 7-5. Last in chronological order is the aforementioned success over Daniil Medvedev in sets headed to New York.
A score of 27-1 in grand slam tournaments, tarnished only by Carlos Alcaraz's epic five-set success in the Wimbledon final. Grand Slam almost missed for the third time in his career by the Serbian champion, who had already come within one victory of the en plein in 2015 and 2021. Yet another record in an extraordinary career that is destined to be filled with many other successes.
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