Novak Djokovic outlasted Daniil Medvedev in the 2023 U.S. Open men’s final. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Novak Djokovic has tied what has been considered one of the most unreachable records in tennis: Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam wins.
With his 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 win over Daniil Medvedev, Djokovic won his fourth US Open trophy and his 24th Grand Slam title overall.
Djokovic looked strong early, taking advantage of some early nerves by Medvedev, who made three unforced errors and lost a point on a double fault to Djokovic in the first two games. Medvedev recovered in the third game, going up 30-0 before Djokovic stormed back and won four straight points to take the third game.
It was Djokovic’s turn to be sloppy in the fourth game. Two unforced errors by Djokovic gave Medvedev a win, making it 3-1. After another unforced error by Djokovic to start off the fifth game, he battled back in a back-and-forth game five to go up 4-1.
Djokovic and Medvedev split the next two games.
Medvedev tried to rally his way back into the set, taking the next game to make it 5-3, but Djokovic quickly put an end to that surge, taking the first set 6-3.
Medvedev got off to