Daniil Medvedev has won his first Grand Slam title and become the first Russian man to win a major in 16 years, breaking Novak Djokovic’s stranglehold on 2021 with a dazzling victory at the US Open.
Medvedev started off strong, winning three of the first four games. Facing a two-game deficit, Djokovic started changing it up. He went to the net more often, catching Medvedev off guard and forcing him to make errors. But Medvedev’s serve was really working for him, and he won the first set 6-4 in just 36 minutes.
No. 2 Daniil Medvedev defeats No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to win US Open & his first Grand Slam singles title; Djokovic, the world’s best returner, broke his serve just once
Daniil Medvedev is only the second first-time men’s Grand Slam champion since 2014, following Dominic Thiem’s win in New York last year.