Insatiable and incredible Novak Djokovic. Always higher. When he won his 23rd title at Roland-Garros in June, the Serb overtook Rafael Nada and his 22 Majors. Here he is tied with Margaret Court and her 24 coronations. A record that he should surpass in 2024. At 36 years old, he seems younger than ever. He will return to world number one on Monday and will begin a record 390th week in this place. Tower at the top.
Djokovic won his fourth US Open in ten disputed finals and took his revenge in 2021 when Medvedev deprived him of the feat of achieving a calendar Grand Slam. And if he won in three sets, he had to draw on his reserves. On a wire during a second anthology set. The Serb needed 3h17 of often grueling exchanges to have the last word against Medvedev who could not take his chance in the second act.
Djokovic quickly led 3-0 and maintained his advantage until the end, without having to save a single break point. Change of scenery in the second set. Medvedev offered himself his first break point of the match, to lead 5-3, but Djokovic saved it with an exceptional cushioned cross-court half-volley. In the tough, the Serb then saved a set point at 5-6, but he snatched the tie break that Medvedev offered him on a direct backhand error in the net. The Russian persisted in returning far from his line. And it cost him dearly.
Less suspense in the last set. The world number one quickly managed the break to lead 3-1. After a small guilty release, he pulled away 5-2, before wrapping up to win the 96th trophy of his incredible career. Once again, he knew how to make the right choices in the most tense moments. As a great champion.