Novak Djokovic has written his name in the history books. The Serbian bested Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final by 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York for his 24th Major, levelling with legendary Margaret Court for most Grand Slams.
Djokovic was beaten by Medvedev in the 2021 US Open final but he was able to take his revenge after he got the opportunity to play in the States after two years due to Covid-19 vaccination saga.
Djokovic, who also climbed to number one spot in the ATP rankings, was at his absolute best and found a way to seal long rallies against the Russian.
“To make history of this sport is just something truly remarkable and special,” Djokovic said during the trophy ceremony. “Obviously in every in every possible way, in every possible meaning of the word special. It’s hard to describe in words. I had the childhood dream when I was seven, eight. I wanted to become the best player in the world and win the Wimbledon trophy. That was the only thing I wanted.
“But then when I realised that, obviously I started to dream new dreams and set new objectives, new goals. I never imagined that I would be here standing with you talking about 24 Slams.”
Djokovic gave credit to his family and team for playing a key role in his glorious career and for their support throughout his career.
“I fell in love with tennis. No one has played tennis in my family before, so it was quite a choice I must say,” Djokovic said. “But incredible resilience, just belief from my parents, from all the people around me all these years. My wife my kids, my team, everyone that is there, this is your trophy as much as it is mine. This is your success. I love you.”
Medvedev also congratulated Novak Djokovic for the successful tournament.
“24. I feel like I have not a bad career and I have 20 titles, you have 24 Grand Slams. Wow,” Medvedev said. “Congrats to you and your team. You guys are amazing.”
Both Djokovic and Medvedev have already qualified for the ATP Finals.