NY – Novak Djokovic emerged triumphant from an intense and grueling finale of the US Opensqueezing all his energy to win on Sunday 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to Daniel Medvedev.
In what was a closer match than the final score indicated, the 36-year-old Serbian star was one title ahead. Serena Williams. He became the first player to accumulate all 24 Grand Slam crowns in the open era of tennis, which began in 1968.
Margaret Court also had 24, but 13 of her trophies were won before the professionals were allowed to enter the big events.
The tenacity dwarfed the individual brilliance during several passages of the final, with one in particular during a second set that took 1 hour and 44 minutes.
After some of the more grueling rallies, Djokovic dropped to his knees and leaned on his racket to take a breather.
This consecration against Medvedev, the rival who beat him in the 2021 final at Flushing Meadows (to prevent him from completing the first Grand Slam in a year in more than half a century), made Djokovic the oldest champion in US Open history. of the professional era.
Djokovic dedicated the victory to the late NBA player, kobe bryant.