Novak Djokovic’s quest for a document 21st primary identify that may have finished the calendar-year Grand Slam collapsed on the ultimate hurdle with a 6-Four 6-Four 6-Four loss to Russian Daniil Medvedev within the U.S. Open ultimate on Sunday.
Medvedev, taking part in in his 3rd Grand Slam ultimate, ultimately hoisted a trophy whilst avenging a immediately units defeat by way of Djokovic previous this 12 months within the Australian Open ultimate.
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Djokovic, who used to be seeking to transform the primary guy in over a half-century to win all 4 majors (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open) in the similar 12 months, arrived on Arthur Ashe Stadium courtroom with the burden of historical past on his shoulders.
For the 5th consecutive fit, the Serb international primary discovered himself in an early hollow after losing the primary set.
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However this time there can be no means out because the rampaging Russian Medvedev saved up the drive with a barrage of aces whilst permitting Djokovic a unmarried wreck.
(Reporting by way of Steve Keating; Modifying by way of Pritha Sarkar and Ken Ferris)