Danii Medvedev brushed aside one of the best tennis players and world No.1 Novak Djokovic in three sets, claiming his first-ever Grand Slam title. The 34-year-old could not complete the calendar grand slam after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year. He was also chasing a record 21st Grand Slam that would have made him the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in the game’s history.
The young Russian probably played the best match of his career as he played smartly and confidently, only allowing Djokovic one break in the whole match. He won in three straight sets (6-4 6-4 6-4) and avenged the straight-set defeat by the world No.1 in February’s Australian Open.
This was the third time Medvedev played a Grand Slam final after previously losing the US Open against Nadal in 2019 and above mentioned final against Djokovic. With this win, the Russian closed the gap on the ATP rankings on only 2000 ATP points.
Emma Raducanu wins in historic US Open final
For that, 5% of UK people that prefer tennis betting over other sports are surely surprised that the 18-year-old Emma Raducanu became Britain’s first-ever female singles Grand Slam champion in the last 44 years.
In this year final, Raducanu played against another Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez and the match ended in two sets in favour of the Brit 6-4 6-3. The teenager became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam, and she did not lose a single set on her way to the final, which makes this win even more impressive.