Medvedev, enjoying in his third Grand Slam remaining, final received the trophy within the remaining of the Australian Open after Djokovic avenged the loss in straight units.
Novak Djokovic, who accomplished the calendar-year grand slam with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Russia’s Daniel Medvedev within the remaining of the US Open on September 12, was searching for a report twenty first main title.
Medvedev, enjoying in his third Grand Slam remaining, final received the trophy in revenge for a straight-set defeat towards Djokovic within the remaining of the Australian Open.
“Sorry to your followers and Novak as a result of everyone knows what he was going for,” Medvedev mentioned.
“What have you ever achieved in your profession … For me, you’re the biggest tennis participant in historical past.”
Djokovic, the 34-year-old Serb, was making an attempt to develop into the primary man in half a century to win all 4 main (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open) in a single yr.
He would have made solely the third man after Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) to attain this feat.
Djokovic mentioned, “It is exhausting to swallow this loss.
“I used to be glad it ended as a result of there was a lot to construct this match and mentally, emotionally there was quite a bit that I needed to do all through the previous few weeks all through the match. There was quite a bit to deal with.
“On the similar time I’m grateful for the grief, the frustration and the group and for that particular second I felt they created for me in court docket.”
Within the fifth match in a row, Djokovic was seen within the opening gap after leaving the primary set.
However this time there shall be no manner out because the offended Russian saved up the stress with the Aces barrage whereas giving Djokovic a single break.
Medvedev was so dominant that the one small a part of the play got here late within the third set when the Russian was out of the blue dealing with a nerve making an attempt to shut the match.
A 5-2 serve on Medvedev brought about a double fault at match level, permitting Djokovic to safe his break.
Medvedev once more had a match level to cut back the deficit to 5-4 after the highest seed was held and once more a double fault occurred.
However the 25-year-old didn’t miss a second probability, he rallied himself to win the title within the third try.
The load of historical past
Djokovic arrived on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court docket carrying the load of historical past on his shoulders.
A rare girls’s remaining between youngsters Emma Radukanu and Lelah Fernandez on Saturday softened the highlight on Djokovic, however on Sunday tennis followers around the globe left no stone unturned to witness historical past.
The ladies’s remaining was the primary Grand Slam that includes two unseeded gamers, however the males adopted the shape ebook in a letter with primary Djokovic seat quantity two Medvedev.
The Swiss Roger Federer and Spaniard Rafa Nadal, who has additionally received 20 Grand Slam titles, had been by no means actually accepted by the New York crowd round Djokovic.
He additionally confirmed no real love for Medvedev, who selected the position of the US Open villain when he made it to the 2019 finals.
Maybe seeing that he was going to see one thing particular, Djokovic stepped on the court docket and other people rained down on him together with his nickname: “Nole, Nole, Nole”.
“I’ve by no means in my life in New York felt like I by no means did,” Djokovic mentioned. “The group made me (expertise) very particular.
“I didn’t anticipate something, however the assist and energy and love I received from the group is one thing I’ll all the time keep in mind.
“Emotion, Sorja was so sturdy. I imply he is sturdy sufficient to win 21 Grand Slams.
“I felt the identical manner, actually.”
However no assist might elevate Djokovic’s recreation.
Serb mentioned he would contemplate the ultimate because the final match of his profession however by no means got here near his greatest.
Medvedev additionally eagerly knew if there was a line within the historical past books for him if he was a participant to disclaim Djokovic the well-known calendar yr Grand Slam.