Djokovic won the men’s singles final of the US Open tennis tournament held at the Billy Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on the 11th (Korean time), defeating Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 3-0. Djokovic, who was scheduled to rise to No. 1 in the world rankings regardless of the outcome of the match on this day, celebrated his return to No. 1 by winning the US Open.
Djokovic, who returned to the top of the US Open five years after 2018, won his 24th major singles title in his career. With this, Djokovic matched the record for most singles wins in a major tournament set by Margaret Court (retired, Australia) among male and female players. Djokovic is the only player to have won 24 times since 1968, when professional players were allowed to participate in major tournaments. Court has won 11 major singles titles since 1968.
Born in 1987, Djokovic, now 36 years old, also set the record for the oldest person to win the US Open men’s singles since 1968. Her previous record was 35 years old by Ken Rose Wall (Australia) in 1970.스포츠토토
Djokovic put an end to a long-running debate between tennis fans and experts. Djokovic, along with Roger Federer (retired, Switzerland) and Rafael Nadal (Spain), were called one of the ‘Big Three’ in men’s tennis, and the debate continued over who was the better among the three players. However, Djokovic surpassed the other two players by winning this tournament.
Djokovic won 24 major championships, surpassing Nadal (22) and Federer (20). Djokovic has so far won the Australian Open 10 times, Wimbledon 7 times, the US Open 4 times, and the French Open 3 times. He is the only player to win all four major tournaments more than 3 times. Federer has only won the French Open once, while Nadal has won the Australian Open and Wimbledon twice. Even during his time as world No. 1, Djokovic with 390 weeks is far ahead of Federer (310 weeks) and Nadal (209 weeks).
For Djokovic personally, this win is also meaningful. He lost to Medvedev in the 2021 US Open final and had to be satisfied with second place. At the time, Djokovic could have swept the four major tournaments in a year if he had won the US Open, but he was held back by Bedvedev. He came clean after two years. Djokovic also defended his pride by regaining the top spot at the US Open, where he was unable to participate last year because he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
At the awards ceremony, Djokovic said, “When I was seven years old, I had a dream of becoming the best player in the world and winning Wimbledon one day. “I never imagined I would win 24 major tournaments like this,” he said.