Novak Djokovic wins his fourth title in New York and completes an unprecedented 24th Grand Slam.
Novak Djokovic defeats Daniil Medvedev in the US Open men’s final to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam victories.
He presently has two more Grand Slam championships than Rafael Nadal (22). Also, he has four more than Roger Federer (20), who retired last year.
Novak Djokovic won his fourth US Open and a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title on Sunday, defeating Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
Djokovic defeated Medvedev 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to become the oldest Open Era champion.
The 36-year-old Serbian, who has returned to world No. 1, earned his third Grand Slam championship of the year, having previously won the Australian Open and French Open, with his only blemish being an epic five-set loss to Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final.
Novak Djokovic is the CHAMPION!
Djokovic, who wore a tracksuit top emblazoned with the number 24 and the words ‘Mamba Forever’ in honor of late NBA player Kobe Bryant, who wore same jersey number, said: “I don’t know where to begin, it obviously means the world to me.” I’m living my boyhood ambition of competing at the greatest level in a sport that has provided so much to me and my family.
“I never imagined I’d be standing here discussing 24 Slams.”
But in recent years, I’ve felt like I had a chance, a shot at history, so why not take it?
“I thought about doing this T-shirt if I had a chance to win the tournament,” Djokovic continued. “Kobe was a close friend, and we talked a lot about winning mentality.”
“He was one of the people I relied on the most when I was injured.” He was always available for advice and assistance. “I thought 24 was the jersey he wore when he became a Lakers and world basketball legend.”