One of the most attractive Grand Slam events of 2023 came to an end, and it’s safe to say that the US Open was amazing to watch. We were fortunate enough to watch pretty much all world-class tennis players, but following an epic battle, Novak Djokovic won the US Open 2023 Men’s Singles Final. The legendary Serbian player overcame Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 and lifted the trophy.
The info provided by Nostrabet.com revealed that Djokovic’s victory was actually his 24th Grand Slam singles title. In other words, he is officially leading the chart as the world’s most successful tennis player in terms of trophies won. “Before the beginning of US Open 2023, Djokovic had more Grand Slam victories than any other male tennis player. However, he and Serena Williams had 23 titles each in the Open Era. Some tennis experts thought that Djokovic’s reign was over because of Carlos Alcaraz, but this was not the case. The legendary Serbian player proved once again that he is probably the best tennis player to ever play this game”, said Kristiyan from NB.
A lot of people are talking about Alcaraz, but Medvedev is also one of the best tennis players. The 27-year-old Russian is currently Rank 3 in the world, so it’s no surprise that he and Novak met many times over the years. In fact, the two have played a total of 15 times against each other. As you can probably expect, Novak is leading the chart with 10 wins.
There have been many interesting clashes between the two, so let’s go through the most interesting ones.
Semi-Finals at the 2023 Dubai Tennis Championship
Prior to the US Open 2023 Grand Final, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev played 2 more times this year. The first clash between the two was in Adelaide, and Novak won, but the two also met again in Dubai.
Considering the most recent results, everyone expected the Serbian tennis star to win. However, this wasn’t the case because Medvedev looked motivated and prevented his opponent from shining.
After two quick sets, the Russian player secured a 6-4, 6-4 victory and advanced to the final. Ultimately, the 2023 Dubai Tennis Championship favored Medvedev because he defeated Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-2.
Final at the ATP Masters 1000 Paris in 2021
There have been several other matches between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev before this one. However, considering that the two played at the ATP Masters 1000 Paris Final, it was definitely more interesting to watch.
Although Medvedev was in pretty good form before this match, and a lot of people thought he would win, this was not the case. Djokovic proved why people believe he’s the world’s leading tennis player and won the clash. This was yet another trophy for the Serbian player, who was on the path of success.
US Open Final in 2021
2021 was a very interesting year for many sports because it was when some of the big events took place. Following 2020 and the Global Pandemic, people were eager to watch some high-quality tennis, which explains why the US Open was one of the most anticipated tournaments of the year.
Although fans expected to see Nadal fighting for the trophy, ultimately, we saw an amazing fight between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. The player from Serbia was the big favourite, but it seems like he was not motivated enough to win.
Against all odds, Medvedev stepped up his game and won his first Grand Slam final against Nole. It definitely wasn’t easy because the Serbian player did not want to go down without a fight. However, Medvedev was way more motivated and won against Nole after 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Sadly, Medvedev wasn’t able to get the same result in 2023, which means that Nole got his revenge.
Australian Open Final in 2021
The last interesting clash between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev also took place in 2021. In fact, the clash was among the first top sports events of 2021 and among the most exciting competitions following the events of 2020.
Medvedev surprised tennis fans with his performance before reaching the final because he had no problems defeating a lot of big names. Of course, everyone expected the same from Djokovic, so the Grand Final between the two was very interesting to watch.
While it’s true that some people expected the Russian player to win, Novak was determined to snatch the victory. Ultimately, he defeated Daniil with 7-5, 6-2, 6-2, and won the Australian Open.
What’s the future going to look like for Novak Djokovic
Now that he has a total of 24 Grand Slam Single titles, a lot of people can say that he is the best tennis player to ever live. Some players may decide to retire after securing such an achievement. However, knowing Djokovic, we do not expect this to happen anytime soon.
Currently, the Serbian player is 36 years old, meaning he can definitely play for at least a few more years. He has won a total of 96 titles over his career, which is mind-blowing, but there’s still time to achieve even better results. We can’t wait to see if Nole is going to win some of the other big championships in 2023 and 2024.