Tennis champion Djokovic ties the record for most major singles titles by winning the US Open.
Novak Djokovic (No. 2, Serbia) is back at the top of the U.S. Open tennis tournament ($65 million in prize money).
Djokovic defeated Danil Medvedev (#3-Russia) 3-0 (6-3, 7-6<7-5>, 6-3) in three hours and 16 minutes in the men’s singles final on the final day of the tournament at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, USA.
Djokovic, who returned to the US Open for the first time in five years in 2018, won his 24th career major singles title.
In doing so, Djokovic tied Margaret Court (Ret., AUS) for the most major singles titles by a player of either sex.
Djokovic and Court each won 24 titles, followed by Serena Williams (retired, USA) with 23.
However, Djokovic is the only player to have won 24 titles since 1968, when professional players were allowed to compete in majors.
Kourtney has won 11 major singles titles since 1968.
Narrowing it down to men’s singles, Djokovic is followed by Rafael Nadal (Spain) with 22 titles.
Of the four majors this year, Djokovic swept the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open, finishing runner-up at Wimbledon. His US Open title is worth $3 million ($4.01 billion).
This is the fourth time Djokovic has swept three majors in a single year, joining 2011, 2015, and 2021.
This year’s dominance at the Australian Open and US Open, which he missed last year because he hadn’t been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), was a point of pride for Djokovic.
If Djokovic had played the Australian Open and the US Open last year, he could have won more majors than he has.
Born in May 1987, Djokovic also became the oldest man to win the US Open men’s singles title since 1968.
The previous record for the oldest US Open men’s singles winner since 1968 was Ken Rosewall (AUS) at 35 in 1970.
Djokovic avenged his loss to Medvedev in the 2021 US Open final two years earlier.
Had he won the US Open, Djokovic would have won all four majors that year, but he was edged out by Medvedev.
Djokovic, who had already secured the No. 1 ranking when the world rankings are released on Nov. 11, celebrated his return to the top spot with a US Open victory.
Djokovic broke Medvedev’s first service game of the match to take a 3-0 lead in the first set.
After taking the first set 6-3 with relative ease, Djokovic struggled a bit in the second as Medvedev fought back.
Trailing 5-6 in the second game, Djokovic faced one set point on his own serve and could have easily been forced into a four-setter.
However, Djokovic saved the day with a volley winner and eventually took the second set in a tiebreak to gain the advantage.
Medvedev, who was even more drained from his semifinal clash with last year’s champion Carlos Alcaceres (No. 1-Spain) two days earlier, 카지노사이트넷 was unable to mount much of a fightback in the third set and eventually went to his knees.