Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player, defeated Daniil Medvedev (27, Russia, 3rd) with a set score of 3-0 (6-3 7) in 3 hours and 17 minutes in the US Open tennis men’s singles final held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on the 11th. -6<7-5> 6-3) was completely defeated.
This is the US Open’s return to the top five years since 2018. This is his fourth tournament victory in his personal career. 지울프-토토
Medvedev, who defeated Djokovic in the final of this tournament two years ago, put pressure on Djokovic with a strong serve and dynamic power strokes that took advantage of his height (198 cm).
However, Djokovic showed off both a spear and a shield that elicited gasps at every crucial moment. In the 3rd set, he often showed scenes of easy reception, as if he had seen through all of Medvedev’s operating methods.
When Medvedev’s ball hit the net in the final championship point, he exchanged well-wishes with Medvedev with a calm expression.
Only then did he sit down and sob as if he had mixed emotions. Then he ran to the stands where the coaches and his family were and hugged them.
With this win, he achieved supremacy in his 24th major tournament (Australia, France, US Open and Wimbledon).
He is the first male athlete, and among both men and women, he stands shoulder to shoulder with the female Margaret Court (81, Australia, retired) 24 times.
However, more than half of Court’s wins were achieved before the ‘Open Era’ in 1968, when professional players were allowed to participate in major tournaments, so analysis suggests that Djokovic is the true ‘GOAT (the greatest of all time)’
He already has a more impressive tennis resume than anyone else, including being ranked first in the world for the longest cumulative period of all time (390 weeks) and first in total prize money earnings ($175.3 million).
“When I was 7 or 8 years old, I had a desire to become the best tennis player in the world. I set goals and achieved them for this dream.
It wasn’t easy to cover the costs of playing tennis after my country went through war.
I was very persistent in difficult circumstances.
I am most grateful to my parents who helped me come this far.
Over the past few years, I have been confident that I can make tennis history.
Still, I never imagined the day would come when I would be talking about winning my 24th major championship.
“As I often say, I am living a dream from my childhood.”
Djokovic is from Belgrade, Serbia. During his childhood, there were frequent wars (Yugoslav civil war), so he had to endure an environment where it was difficult to find a practice field.
There is also an anecdote that he practiced against a drained swimming pool or the wall of a bomb shelter instead of a tennis court.
Djokovic’s talent began to blossom when his parents spent their own money to send him to Germany to study tennis in 1999 when he was 12.