Novak Djokovic is 2 units from securing his twenty fourth Grand Slam title.
The final time the pair met at Flushing Meadows, Djokovic was attempting to turn into the primary man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all 4 majors in the identical season. On that event, he was unable to seek out his finest tennis and a surging Medvedev triumphed in straight units.
Revenge Or Repeat? Djokovic, Medvedev Set For US Open Closing Showdown
Djokovic is in significantly better kind Sunday. He broke serve in his first return sport of the match en path to a 3-0 lead and has been locked in from the baseline, the place he has performed aggressively in rallies to stop his opponent from settling in.
Medvedev has not performed poorly, however the second seed has simply been slightly bit sharper in gruelling factors. Djokovic has not compelled his means ahead as a lot as Carlos Alcaraz did on Friday in opposition to Medvedev, however he has served-and-volleyed to make the most of his opponent’s deep return place 5 occasions, successful 4 of these factors.
Two months in the past, Djokovic suffered a heartbreaking five-set defeat within the Wimbledon last to Carlos Alcaraz. The 23-time main champion has carried an intense manner since returning to motion in Cincinnati, successful all 11 of his matches following his loss at SW19.
If Djokovic defeats Medvedev, he’ll go Alcaraz for first place within the Pepperstone ATP Dwell Race To Turin. He’s attempting to safe ATP Yr-Finish No. 1 offered by Pepperstone for a record-extending eighth time.
Medvedev is attempting to turn into the primary participant to defeat the highest two seeds en path to the US Open title since Manuel Orantes in 1975. The Tour’s 2023 chief in hard-court wins (38) upset Alcaraz in 4 units within the semi-finals.
Did You Know?
This 12 months’s US Open males’s singles last between Djokovic (36 years) and Medvedev (27) is the oldest within the Open Period at 63 years, 9 months. The earlier document belonged to the 2022 championship conflict between Pete Sampras (31) and Andre Agassi (32).