Russia’s Daniil Medvedev beats world number one Djokovic, winning 2021 US Open

13-09-2021

Moscow, Sep 13 (UNI/Sputnik) Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in straight sets, becoming the winner of the 2021 US Open men’s final.

Medvedev outplayed the Serbian world number one 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday night, denying Djokovic a record-breaking 21st major men’s singles title that would have completed the calendar-year Grand Slam.

This was the first Grand Slam victory for 25-year-old Medvedev, who lost to Djokovic in February of this year in the Australian Open final. The Russian tennis player was appearing in his third career Grand Slam final on Sunday.

Djokovic was trying to complete the calendar Grand Slam with the goal of winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open this year, for the first time since Australia’s Rod Laver in 1969.