US Open 2021: Daniil Medvedev wins first grand slam title, defeats Novak Djokovic in final

By Rajan Nath - September 13, 2021 9:09 am

US Open 2021: Russia's Daniil Medvedev bagged his first grand slam title, after defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the US Open men's singles final.

Daniil Medvedev, the world No. 2 won the game held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic stormed into the finals of the ongoing US Open after defeating Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller on Saturday.

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US Open 2021 - Daniil Medvedev wins first major to crush Novak Djokovic's calendar Grand Slam dream - Eurosport

World number Djokovic defeated Zverev in the semi-finals 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 here at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic will now take on Daniil Medvedev in the summit clash of the US Open 2021.

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Daniil Medvedev wins US Open title, denies Novak Djokovic a calendar Slam sweep - The Globe and Mail

The 34-year-old Djokovic is chasing a Calendar Slam after having won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon earlier this year.

Daniil Medvedev progressed to the finals after defeating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the semi-finals.

The 25-year-old Russian said the win over Djokovic has become sweeter as it stopped the World No. 1 from scripting a huge feat.

Daniil Medvedev stuns Novak Djokovic to pick up US Open title | Fox News

"It definitely makes it sweeter. For the confidence and for my future career, knowing that I beat somebody who was 27-0 in a year in Grand Slams, I lost to him in Australia, he was going for huge history, and knowing that I managed to stop him it definitely makes it sweeter and brings me confidence for what is to come," the US Open website quoted Medvedev as saying.

-PTC News