Novak Djokovic is a 24-time Major champion! The Serb defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium after three hours and 16 minutes of a grueling battle, conquering another Major crown and cementing his GOAT status.
Novak had to work hard to beat the 2021 champion, prevailing in the crucial moments and becoming the oldest US Open winner, taking the record away from Ken Rosewall. Djokovic finishes his 2023 Major campaign with a 27-1 score, suffering the only loss in the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz.
The Serb played better behind the first and second serve, losing serve once and keeping the pressure on the other side.
Novak Djokovic is a 24-time Major champion!
Medvedev fought well in the second set, wasting a set point in the 12th game and losing ground in the third set to fall 1-4 in the Major finals, losing three to Djokovic.
The Serb served well in the opening set, controlling the pace in his games and keeping the pressure on the other side. He broke the Russian at love in the second game and held in the next one to forge a 3-0 advantage and settle into a fine rhythm.
Daniil faced two set points on serve in the eighth game, enduring the obstacles and holding for 3-5. Novak served for the opening set in the ninth game and held at 15 to wrap up the opener and gain a boost. The second set lasted for an hour and 45 minutes, going down to the wire.
Medvedev stayed calm and pushed Djokovic to the limits, wasting his chances and falling two sets to love behind. Novak kicked off the action with three holds at love, creating a break chance in the seventh game. Daniil saved it and earned a break point in the next one.
Djokovic refused to surrender his serve, holding and locking the result at 4-4. The Serb faced the ultimate challenge in the 12th game, facing a break point and denying it to introduce a tie break. Novak trailed 3-1 before turning the tables, winning the breaker 7-5 and forging a massive advantage.
They traded three breaks in the middle of the third set, with Djokovic staying calm and securing two. The Serb served for the title in game nine and held at 30 to emerge at the top and secure his 24th Major crown.
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